I loaded Windows 8 the day it was released and was,initially, bowled over by both it's appearance and speed.
There were some niggles but I overcame those and continued happily using it until it started to dawn on me that I didn't actually want or even need most of the Apps that were available.
When I installed new programs such as Microsoft Office it created the impression of installing a new App on the start page but it was really only a flashy icon, which, if you clicked/pressed it you were taken to the desktop and then Office loaded.
Still I kept on until my PC blew up one day (nothing to do with Windows 8) and I had to get a new one, which came with Windows 7 loaded onto a SSD.
The new computer is seriously fast and I haven't missed Windows 8 one little bit. In fact I am now realising that, although it appeared fast mechanically, it was actually slower to use.