I've been wondering whether to make the switch from XP Pro SP3 to Win7.
I'm sure Win 7 will be able to run fine on my gaming/media computer (AMD Phenom 2 x2 550 BE with hidden cores unlocked on GA-MA770-UD3 m'brd, ATI HD 4850, 2GB RAM, SATA HDDs).
It may even run better than XP since Win7's CPU scheduler is more efficient (doesn't keep switching between cores all the time) and natively supports AHCI.
Now that i've read your post about how messy and sloppy Win 7's UI is, I think I will stick with XP.
XP does everything I need it to do at the moment and I don't want to have to use more clicks to get to the same thing(s).
Also, when Microsoft ends support for XP in 2014, why should that even matter?
After nearly 10 years of XP there are plenty of other 3rd party websites (and some are better than MS's own site) out there that have solutions to any potential problems you might have.