I understand that Windows 8 at launch had issues. However, by the time we got Windows 8 Update 1, I was thrilled where the OS had gone. Now I have been using the Windows 10 technical preview for a few months, including the latest big release that was put out yesterday. I want my 8.1 back! The way the new start menu goes full screen is a step backwards, and how the start screen looks in full mode is hideous. The task bar on the bottom is a non starter.
I get that this is an ongoing process, and Microsoft has done a great job of responding so far to users feedback. I will continue to test, and provide my own thoughts. I just can’t help but think that Windows 8.1 + Spartan + a touch version of Office + Cortana would have made a great OS.