I want it because it looks awesome, it runs smooth, I've yet to have it crash on me, it's more secure, the game center rocks, and it seems like every time I use it I find some new little thing that that impresses me.
Yes, it is a power hog compared to XP. However, when XP came out, and most people were running 98 with 64 megs of RAM, IT was a power hog, too. Besides, as I said, when your machine's base score is 5.2, you really see any slowdown.
And yea, games fly on Win98, but only if you can get them to run without crashing. As it is, they fly on my machine, too.
However, to be fair, I should mention that I didn't have to pay for my copy. I just told my boss that he had three choices:
1.He could pay for me to take some classes to learn Vista.
2.He could turn down every call we get from people with new machines who need help with Vista, want to upgrade, etc.
3.He could buy me a copy of Vista Ultimate.
Now, I know what you're saying "couldn't you have figured out how to fix any problems with Vista already? It's not THAT different from XP!" Well, you're probably right. But, not only would it probably been a bit harder, as I would have had to go into it not knowing exactly where they moved stuff around to, but my boss knows nothing about computers, and hey, free Vista!
Is...is that what their claim was? Speed? I saw the hideously dressed people having some kind of standing-seizures and I thought that the message was "we know, you can figure out WHAT the deal is, huh? Just buy it."