I'm one and I feel that way, The scenario microsoft painted to us, was an gaming os, gaming os meaning faster performance on games, they also described directx 10 programing as a performance savior, allowing developers to use more effects stressing less our video cards. At the en of day we have a bloated os, that need more hardware ( specially memory) to run at the same speed as windows xp. Hello Microsoft, gamers need performance not eye candy, we don't give a sh*t about readyboost or other marketing bullsh*t. Give us raw power, and a light os to run our games. The directx 10 has been a complete letdown, hopefully it's just because developers don't know how to use it properly. But all directx 10 games have been more gimmicks than the wiimote. the difference with directx 9 in most of the games released is ridiculous. Microsoft if they want to promote their os as an gaming one, should step in and try to convince developers to stop porting ps2 games to the pc, we need next gen ports, that's why we have those 1000$ machines. EA sports comes to mind, the fifa 08, nhl 08 and rugby 08 ports of this year have been a real letdown. Not only did they make a crappys port from an outdated ps2 version but they also don't plan on patching the numerous issues of those games. Electronic arts pc games in general are really primitive, most of them don't allow you to choose your native resolution in the year 2007, still don't have widescreen, even considering it cheating in some game( you got to be kidding me). The only bright point I see is the games for windows program, for most a marketing gimmick, for me it's great idea, as I know most games will run with widescreen resolutions and support the 360 wireless gamepad. For the htpc owners that is just great.