I tried. I honestly tried to love Ubuntu but there is so much stuff that is just not compatible with Linux. I mean I tried running some of my games on steam and they would say that they were incompatible. Guess I stay with Win 7 and pray they make a Desktop OC again soon (Win 9 Plz).
Compatibility issues I think. Another thing (And this is Cliche) is the really annoying tablet functions including the Metro window instead of a basic start menu. It just feels like Win 8 is more for tablets and touch screens and if you don't have those then it kinda loses its purpose. IDK prove me wrong please (not joking).
In Win 8's defense: The quick boot and the less resources are helpful.
PS: Whats the Difference between Win 8.1 and Win 8.1 Pro? Is Pro better for gaming?