i just think people are overly excited about the Windows 8 home screen. yes it looks nice, but its essentially a web-app running overlay meant for at a glance information. When it comes to the running actual Windows apps, its no different from every other tablet PC.

People saw the demo and thought it was represented a new UI for Windows as a whole, and that simply isn't the case.

Show me a full windows on a tablet with the ipad's battery life, and compatibility with my existing windows applications at a price competitive with the ipad's, then i'll be impressed. Until then, i'd just stick with windows laptops.