Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 do not have the pleasant visual aesthetics that Windows 7 clearly has. Aero Windows 7 style and the basic Windows 2000 theme would go a long way to remove the crtism. If you are staring at screens all day long you may as well have the screens displaying something nice. Nice menus and 3D visual cues. But Microsoft has decided 2 colour icons are in along with awful looking Windows and borders. Therefore until this changes many users including this one a staying on 7. The lack of media center does not help either.