Well...I like to try new things, since that's the nature of computing ever since I bought my first computer in 1996...lots of changes and I think most of them were for the better.
But with the Vista/XP thing, I tend to fall back to the same approach I take with drivers and BIOS updates...if the system is working well, what do I have to gain by making changes to it?
In the past, O/S upgrades were pretty easy for me see (with the exception of Me) as something that would probably be beneficial. Additional security, additional features, better tools, more driver compatibility...it was simply a matter of when to upgrade, not whether to upgrade.
My situation is I like XP a great deal and feel that there is very little that Microsoft or anyone else can do to improve its value for me. I don't mind taking care of XP any more than I mind seeing that my car has oil, lube, antifreeze, proper air pressure in the tires...all those updates that some like to rant about don't strike me as overly taxing and they do strike me as beneficial to users who care about system security and efficient/proper functioning.
So, for me, there is no selling point for Vista...other than the fact that it's untried, untested, unknown by me and (at some point) I will want to at least become familiar with it, since many Windows users of the near future...will be using it, rather than XP.
Since I tend to like participating in forums like this, trying to be helpful while I learn from others, sooner or later Vista must appear on one of my desktops. When that will be...I cannot say today.
As for voting for one or the other...seems foolish to vote on such, since I don't think it's an either/or situation, just a timing decision.
Edited by hamluis, 15 December 2007 - 09:51 AM.