I might have a skewed perspective
Basically Windows 8 is a little kid's version of Windows 7. Vista was the worst OS since Windows ME. Yes, you do have a skewed perspective.
I use Windows 8 at home, and I put up with the nuisances. I installed it on my computer at home only because I got it for free when I worked at Best Buy, and I don't like the idea of donating $100 to M$ for an OS which is worth $20.