I used Vista the other day in a computer lab. The graphics were nice. The "Are you absolutely SURE you want to do this?" boxes were not cool. If it's to prevent user stupidity, they're still going to click yes to download the warez and crapware. Vista did take a little while to start up, after logging in. This was in Vista Ultimate. Having to use VirtualBox to open WinXP to get to MS Office 2003 was not cool.