Windows 8 is only a symptom of arrogance within MS...
We saw it with Xbox too, but for some reason they were quick to fix that, why not win8 too?
Because its DRM scheme are ambiguous and more likely intended to test the water and see how the market and their competitor reacts.
Windows 8 is good at it is while not perfect. dumbed down Metro search irks me and Metro (dis)integration between Desktop and Metro apps are ugly.
Windows 8 sans Metro is just like Windows 7.1 and dumb from marketing perspective.