Originally Posted by ShiBDiB
WOAH WOAH WOAH
No.. just no.. the zune software was one of the worst software experiences ive ever had to endure.
Haha sorry man, Zune software is actually great, try using it lately?
Originally Posted by Derek12
Aero is still on Windows 8 but without glass and transparency besides taskbar. You can't disable it IIRC.
Aero shouldn't slow anything, it even plays nice in my Netbook w/Atom n455 and GMA 3150 graphics without any noticeable performance drawbacks. The only issue there is the battery duration.
In my case I wouldn't consider a Windows Phone now as it still lacks a good app ecosystem, besides I used Windows Phone 7.5 on a Nokia Lumia 610 and it's too cumbersome for me. I would choose either iOS or Android (doubt I would be sick of both), being the latter my current one and won't plan to switch over.
Ya battery drain is probably the biggest thing, though I do remember reading somewhere that performance was one of the reasons they removed transparency (hell if I can find the link though).
The app ecosystem is getting there, and to be honest it all depends on what you use. I've had iPhones and I've had Android phones, and the apps that I used that aren't on Windows Phone I don't miss all that much. Things should change though since Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 share the same kernel, so we'll so lots of shared apps coming soon.