So far extremely pleased with it and with Win 8. I've just re-read this thread and think most of the criticisms stem from Windows RT.
Getting from the tiled "Start" screen to desktop mode is just a matter of tapping the bottom left (currently) tile for "Desktop". Pulled stuff across on a Seagate GoFlex, ignoring for now the pestilential Memeo backup software packaged with it.
Everything hunky-dory so far, though I am occasionally catching the touchpad with the ball of my right hand and messing things up when I do. It's wider and in a different position to my Vaio.
The touchscreen is a dream for website scrolling, especially on these forums, and tapping the links onscreen far more ergonomically friendly to my wrist and hand than touchpad and button use. Typing this on the real rather than onscreen keyboard, then using screen actions to click, scroll and post through the preview process, is so much easier than touchpad and button.
Just a bigger version of smartphone navigation really. I didn't expect to find touchscreens so useful on a laptop, and by extension on a normal computer.
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