I think it's pretty great; but only if you do a clean install and update all of your drivers. XP has gotten to the point where it's just as stable as it can get, so right now it's not really imperative to upgrade. I really like the UI, but some of the DRM issues bother me. Like how I can't move files to or from my SD card because it's been formatted in my PS3 or video camera, I can only copy files from it. I can't format it in my computer because it's "copy-protected".