I was mostly joking, though I'm sure you knew that. That said, I hated Windows 8.x and only ever used it because I had to support it as needed, which wasn't very often. It was my least favorite Windows of ever, including ME and Vista. Preference is what it is an nobody has to justify theirs to me. I can't see choosing it over 10. Despite the bad press 10 had received it really has been more reliable for me than 8.x or even 7. That may not be true for everyone. Enjoy your 8.1 until they take it away.