Tried out the windows 8 preview today, most people wait until after they’ve used something for a significant amount of time before writing about it. I think it’s important to always write your first thoughts though, the average consumer doesn’t read reviews before buying a product or give them week long test drives first. They buy the shiniest thing in the store they see first.
In that regard I think Microsoft is onto something, I’m a fan of the metro UI and I think some of the animations, when opening ie for instance, are beautiful. It’s definitely something that draws people in. Theres so much new stuff though that I could see the majority of the new features going to waste on the average person (my parents still fail to understand the concept of tabs in a web browser).