Not sure what Microsoft are thinking, but would have thought that it would be better to allow the home version of windows 8 to be able to use Media Center the pro version of windows 8 has Bit Locker, domain account etc, not normally used by the home user.
rumors seem to indicate that they want to charge around the £99 mark for the Media Center download, unless there are some significant changes to MediaCenter in Windows 8 can't really see anyone bothering
I know most people don't use MediaCenter, in fact most probably don't know what it is but those of us that have a HTPC (Home Theatre PC)use it. I have demonstrated it to friends when they come round and they never realised what it could do untill they ask "how are you doing that on your TV"
I have had a play with the current public beta and don't think i'll be changing from Windows 7 to Windows 8 any any of my 5 pc's or 2 laptops. Starting to think that yes this could be another Vista