If like me you are / were fed up of the bugs and irritants that come with Windows, yet were brought up on those machines, you might look to a Mac as a way out? Having made the huge financial leap a few years ago I am still of the opinion that in regard Mac hardware and software, once you have a Mac you never look back!
Since Windows 8 was first released, I had the feeling that it was a poor hybrid. As far as I'm concerned, there is little wrong with Windows 8's traditional desktop mode. But used on a regular desktop machine, it has always felt to me that the 'modern' side of things was tacked on almost as an afterthought.