I put it on a production machine last night, but it's a spare work machine specifically for testing. I kinda dig the UI changes after screwing around with it for an hour (max).
I actually run hot and cold with the UI changes. One minute I like it and the next I hate it. It's a bit of a schizophrenic relationship.
I don't know what your DAW is ...
Mostly Cubase but I have Sonar X1 and use it infrequently.
One of the big benefits of VST to me is that I can use them in either Cubase or Sonar. And Sonar had some pretty good plugins included with past producer versions, etc. So I would keep Sonar upgraded just for the plugs, and use them in Cubase. I also use KORE and Maschine and both of those are VST compatible for instruments and effects...really ANY VST compliant plugins.
Hey, whatever works, right?
But about a year ago Cakewalk started coming out with non-VST type plugins that were proprietary only to Sonar, so I began to lose interest. I recently started getting X2 spam now and sooner or later I'll have a look, but proprietary is not where it is for me. VST is a must.
My preferred DAW is Sonar X1... Cakewalk has made a big deal about Sonar X1 runs better on Win8 than it does on Win7 even, so I would like to upgrade.
I have done some light testing with Cubase on Windows 8, though it's with the RP and not the RTM (yet) and not fully loaded projects. So far Windows 8 seems to be a pretty good performer.
Sargent Duck wrote:
...because you're asking people personal opinion of Windows 8, expect to get a WIDE variety of answers.
Yes, I do!
That being said, I have no intention of upgrading to Windows 8 in October. I'll wait for Windows 9 when they add the start button back.
Thank you for this and for your other comments. Appreciated!