I was really pleased with this month's opening article where Gordon tried out Windows 8. And I feel that this is what everyone should do with new OSes, regardless of what the rest of the world is saying. You can go in with all the anger and hate that you want, but at least work with it for a while. It'll become second nature in no time. Of course, you actually have to be willing to work with it.
And I believe back when Windows was introducing the Start Menu, people were confused and hesitant of the change from the one Program Manager window back in Windows 3.x