Second, I am really tired of Microsoft Hype Machine(TM). Seriously, if they were as good at putting out software as they are at talking about it, I wouldn't despise Windows the way I do (though, I must admit, Windows 7 is almost as stable as XP, so it's tolerable).
Third, I don't think Windows will ever be as stable as Linux (I personally like Ubuntu). Period. In fact, just this morning, I got to my desk and had to reboot because Windows wouldn't connect to the wireless network (this unfortunately requires a reboot). Ugh.
Lastly, for the enterprise, it will be a decade before the jump to Windows 8 (e.g., every large company I currently work with uses Windows XP). For the consumer, they just have to suffer through whichever version is preloaded on the computer they get from Best Buy.
So, I guess my question is: WHO CARES?