First, if you have read my earlier posts, I had mentioned I have been using Vista since RC1. You will also know I use Mac more than Windows. I have 3 Mac's and 1 Vista box. However, I do run Vista on Bootcamp on my Macbook. And yes, I run Vista using the new aero-glass interface. I also pretty much tell everyone I know to buy Mac. That said, I have had no real issues with Vista and actually like it.
I started with the Beta on my old XP box, running dual boot. I was concerned about how well it would run and documented that on a previous post, but it did run with little problem - one blue screen of death. The worst problem was that my webcam and scanner would not work, and that followed when I purchased Vista Ultimate on my new computer. However, within a few weeks, all hardware now works.
I also decided to try to run Vista Ultimate on my Macbook and mentioned the issues here. However, since, Apple updated bootcamp and all works like a dream (other than DreamScene which pushes the processor). I have had only one issue since when the battery meter did not work, but has since worked out.
The "Windows Experience" scores for all 3 systems (old PC, new PC and Macbook) are here.
I am one who has enjoyed Vista. Yes, you need a newer computer, but I have had no major software or hardware issues and find compatability to not be an issue. Heck, it works fine on my Macbook.
I am with you Paul!
Now back to my Macbook and OSX where I am safe.