I've been a quite a computer geek my whole life. I've used every version of Windows that has been released, installed Windows 98 a million times, installed XP a thousand. Last year I decided to blow �1200 on a new computer, so I bought parts and assembled them myself, and I had 4GB RAM so I installed Windows XP x64, which I'd never used before. After a while, it just seemed nobody could be arsed to support XP x64, a massive lack of drivers after so long released, and dwindling. So I bit the bullet and decided to install Vista Ultimate 64-bit, service pack 1.
Well, it's awesome. Come on, I don't understand why it gets such a bad rap. Sure, it had compatibility problems to start with, so did XP. But at this point it is great. On my PC at least it runs a lot faster than XP did, I have managed to install everything I own and I haven't run into any compatibility problems yet.
I think a lot of people bad mouth it just because it's the cool thing to do. Nobody seems to care Apple releases simple OS upgrades as fully priced packages, but people think Apple can do no wrong. When Microsoft makes real innovation and improvement, because they haven't got everything sorted 100% straight away they're crap and wrong.
Well I'm happy with my upgrade, and I hope other Vista users are too.