It's human nature , people do not like change , at least most don't , and if they can't make something work it is someone else's fault , never their own . All Vista users have the same basic operating system , apart from a few extras in Premium and Ultimate , yet on some PC's it struggles and for most that meet it's hardware requirements it doesn't , so who's fault is it ? If it was all Microsoft's then none of the computers with Vista on would work . If you have done your homework , and looked to see if the programs you want to use are Vista compatible , have got the latest Vista drivers for things like you printer etc. , then you'll be fine , it is visually much nicer than the default XP interface and as long as you have enough memory you'll enjoy it ! .