Windows 8 is landing on consumer desktops and the reviews keep pouring in. Beyond market research Relevant Products/Services analysts who pontificate on the pros and cons of Windows 8, though, what do everyday users have to say about Microsoft Relevant Products/Services's new flagship software?

Well, that depends on whom you ask. It seems some love it and some hate it. Users have been weighing in on Windows 8 through comments in response to one of our recent articles titled, "Is Windows 8 Living Up to Microsoft's Expectations?" Indeed, the question elicited responses about whether or not Windows 8 is living up to user expectations.

Windows 8 Haters Sound Off

One commenter, Craig Stewart, said he believes Microsoft had taken some steps backwards on Windows 8: "Eye candy is a great strategy for marketing Relevant Products/Services! But when you give up functionality you lose! Microsoft has had a few losers over the years, and I feel this one is headed that way!"

Meanwhile, a commenter named Ken said he "upgraded to Windows 8 and have been sorry ever since."

A commenter who went by the handle "Gotrock49" said he hates the absence of the Windows Start menu: "When I try to enter information Relevant Products/Services in a Web site or in an e-mail, symbols will not type out, such as: the @ sign for an e-mail address, the $ sign, etc. When I try to get assistance from Microsoft, I am forwarded to an independent IT company that wants $90.00 to help me with a software issue....NO WAY."

"Wendy M" doesn't like Windows 8 because it's too different from previous versions, while "Greg P" upgraded his Windows quad-core gaming PC to Windows 8 and is regretting it. And a user named "Mike" had some harsh words to share: "Hate Windows 8. Completely insane OS. Stupid. Takes 3 times as long to do simple things. If I had the money, I'd get a Macbook Pro and give the finger to Microsoft forever."

Windows 8 Lovers Talk Back

But for all the "hater" comments, some consumers are applauding the all-new Windows 8. A user named "Paul" said he recently bought Windows 8 Pro. He called it "amazing" and "one of the best things Microsoft has brought out."

"I say it's better than Windows 7 and faster. It's well worth buying and don't miss out cause when u see it for yourself you will fall in love," Paul wrote. "Yes, it is complicated but when u get used to it, then you won't want to leave it alone. My rating is a five star and I give it 100% for its speed etc. Buy it now and enjoy it. I am and so are many more people."

Another user who called himself "Jlp" said he had been using Windows 8 since its release on a non-touch desktop and called it a "joy."

And "David" said some complainers are either spoiled or lazy: "Windows 8 is very easy to use but you have to be willing to learn the new features and gestures of this new operating system, and it appears that a lot of people are not willing to do this. I love my Windows 8 Pro and have converted it to look and operate just the way my Windows 7 did. You can't be lazy people or you will miss out on this great version of Windows."

What's your take on Windows 8? Sound off in the comment box below.