anything that windows 8 offered over 7 in terms of efficiency, productivity, and resources is quickly cancelled out by the clumsy UI. 2 monitors and windows 7 is perfect, nothing more needed. All the next windows (windows 10) can offer over 7 is already mentioned, more customization of the UI, get a little creative MS. The look for people is hit or miss, all the things that are "good" about it (windows 10) are the things that make it more like windows 7 again.
Windows needs a re writing from scratch. its been optimized as far as it can go. we have computers with 4-8 cores now, it would be nice to see an OS that is truly designed around this fact. the same Windows is still being re worked since XP.
I agree, for performance anyway. Like i said in my earlier comment, the Windows 7 UI is nice. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". They obviously haven't heeded this sage advice. But yeah, better threading, graphics optimization, formatting of the hard drive, etc is all a damned good idea. I doubt it will ever come to pass, but I suppose we all can dream. (By the time Microsoft actually does anything they will have lost too much money to continue.)
It really is a pity, because they have such potential, but they don't know how to apply it. I would never use XP again, because it is terrible on many performance fronts, but it was SOLID dammit. Windows 8 was not, and I'm not sure about 10.