Those boxes look pants, just like Metro and the non-Aero desktop.
IMO, the best looking OS, including the packaging was Vista. Shame the performance was so bad at first that it got a terrible reputation which it never shook off, causing Microsoft to move away from this look.
I don't know about you, but to me, this doesn't look like packaging for software to be taken seriously, since it seems to be more concerned with making an abstract arty statement, rather than indicating something that powers the vast majority of the world's computers. It certainly isn't marketed at business users that's for sure, which is the market segment that has made Microsoft's fortunes up to now. We'll soon know if Microsoft made the right design decisions with Windows 8, by measuring its success in an unforgiving marketplace.
Siggie in the post.