Alright point taken. So far the only information I can gather is that
If you have Windows 8 you can get Win 8 Pro w/ MC for 69.99 which for me is a terrible deal
and If you get Win 8 Pro = you get Media Center Pack for free which sorta makes you wanna refund Win 8 and just get Win 8 Pro and get that free Media Center Key.
It's like me Ordering the Wii U Deluxe over standard. Damn, It's like they want you to buy Win 8 Pro.
Actually you can get Media Center with Win8 standard also for $9.99
What bugs me is that those who purchased systems after June can upgrade from Win7 (pro or not) to Win8 Pro for 39.99 whereas someone who bought a system today with Win8 must shell out 69.99 to get Win8 Pro. That, to me, is just ridiculous. I suppose people should buy a system with Win7 standard and the upgrade to Win8 Pro. Someone at MS has been imbibing a bit too much while making these decisions.
I did hear that MS will let people downgrade to Win7 from Win8 although it would discourage it. So people should downgrade to 7 and then upgrade to 8 Pro. Make eminent sense.