My son and I both still have desktops with XP on them. The two girls have gotten new laptops in the last year with Vista on them. Since I tinker around with both of them, it is a learning experience for me. I still prefer XP, but mostly because I am so used to it. From what I have done with Vista, I don't see what the big deal is. I've not had any problems with either of their laptops (knock on wood!) It just takes some getting used to some of the different features. Just like when I upgraded from Win3.x to Win95, Win 95 to Win 98, and Win98 to XP.