This happens every time Microsoft releases a new OS, it just takes time for people to get used to it. Windows XP has been the longest running operating system released by Microsoft yet so a change to a new OS is bound to get people moaning. People said that the change from Windows2000 and Windows98 was not worth it but look now, almost everyone who said that is now using windows XP.
I think as time goes on people will soon worm to the things Vista has to offer, I mean I have been using it for a week now and I like all the improvements over Vista, all be it slight it is still worth it. All the bugs that remained in Windows XP that used to piss the hell out of me are now gone, bugs like folder layouts resetting when they felt like it and a juddery old direct draw desktop that was long due an overhaul even back when it came out.
From what I have seen from using Windows Vista Ultimate x64 it is a solid and very nice to use interface, all the programs I use work on Vista so I really have no major problems with it. I wish people would realise that old programs not working on Vista is not Microsoft’s fault it is the fault of the software developer not keeping up with the times. I can remember when XP was released I had a problem with a game called Alice and called up EA’s tech support and they told me Windows XP has just taken us all by surprise, we are struggling to get everything running with the new operating system.