I do not pay attention to minorities or majorities. Windows 8 blows 7 away in boot time and shut down time and is not the monster that people make it out to be. The apps that are available… some 70,000 or so right now, are nice to have and useful and most are free. It opens up a whole new world of information for me. I do not call Classic Shell a band aid. I call it an add on. No big deal. Windows 8 is fine. Hate is way too strong of a word.