I like 8.1, I however didn't like 8.0 all that much. What they changed/fixed between the two turned that around.
Too many things to list what I didn't like about 8-8.1
The only reason I would insert that ssd again is to either update it and upgrade it to 10
Otherwise I'll put the next new version of 10 on another spare hdd that came out of my laptop to test the builds on
Thankfully it fits in my dual ssd swap case
The only reason I would do the same is to upgrade it to W10 or format it.
I'm sure we'll have upwards of 6 months to fool around with this one, and for MS to make improvements, if necessary, before we'd have to commit.