Well I waited until the final release before trying it. Must say I am impressed with the speed it downloaded especially as half the world was probably trying to download it at the same time. It installed quickly and appears to run faster. Not sure about the new look but I suppose I will get used to it and if not I believe tou can still set it up to look like the previous version. Surprised to see no other comments about it but perhaps I'm in the wrong place. Wouldn't be the first time.
(which it doesn't) then thats a not insignificant amount of users that they have barred from using their product.
I'm an XP user, and if they don't want me to use their software until I fork out for a new OS (and new hardware to run it on, plus any new peripherals that will need replacing due to lack of drivers, plus all the hassle involved with upgrading, reinstalling software etc etc) then if I were them I wouldn't hold my breath.