I'm not going to upgrade. Why? Well besides the previously mentioned issues with it being a tablet OS, Windows 7 is working perfectly, I see no reason to rock the boat. Especially considering I'm going into my final year of animation school, I need a computer that works. I don't have time to figure Windows 8 out.
And yes, OP, I totally agree with you about Apple. The only people at my school who prefer Apples are the graphic/industrial designers. All of the animation and game art design students prefer PCs or maybe Linux. The only time I have ever considered the merits of an Apple was in French class, because Apple keyboards can make accents quicker.