Wow. All this argument over something so stupid. Everybody has their own opinions about this, that, and the other, yet no one seems to care what things such as Windows 8's download everything approach really means. So I will spell it out in layman's terms: You don't own shit. Microsoft owns everything, especially if you use Skydrive and/or Zune. All of "your" things now have DRM locks on them saying they don't work with other systems or accounts. Oh, and for those with a data cap, Microsoft just made your internet company rich off of you. From personal experience, I pulled a quarter of a gigabyte in one hour doing nothing. Imagine had I actually used the system and I wasn't just idly playing with it "offline". And those siding with Apple, your lack of ownership started a while ago with the introduction of iCloud and SSD "retina displays". As stated in a video not even pertaining to Microsoft, "Windows 8 is just a window".