From what I've gathered, everyone in here who try to discredit this good new about Microsoft, are people with lousy computers. My guess is they are just envious of the people who CAN afford it. They're depressed about their financial state, so they try to cheer themselves up by making the wealthier seem stupid for buying the new OS.
Sorry dudes, I like Vista a lot more than XP. I think it's definately worth the $111 OEM. It looks awesome and runs great! I also love watching my quad-core meter gadget
Whenever a program locks up, Windows recovers. The only time I had BSOD is when my CPU was fried