Hah, yeah. I'm actually surprised at how good it is. I was expecting worse than Vista from what everyone is saying about it.
Yep, me too!
I'm running the fully activated Pro now. Only thing that really bothers me now is that there aren't a lot of official client apps now.
I predict that I'll be using web browsers a less and less in the coming years, I feel the entire market is changing towards apps. I'm now chatting through the W8 Chat App, combined all my e-mail (work, private, school) in the E-Mail App, got all my contact and notifications gathered in People. I also own a Windows Phone 7, which share some app and app functionality, for instance WordFeud.
Future looks bright IMO.