Nice! So then, if I were to extend your logic....Win8 is essentially Vista SP4 without the Start orb but with Metro instead.
Then you didn't understand my logic. I'd probably be laughed at if I said Windows XP SP3 is really just Windows 2000 SP8.
There's actually a little more after SP2. Just before Microsoft released Windows 7, they released the Platform Upgrade for Vista. It essentially brought over most of core modules from Windows 7 into Vista. It didn't bring it up to the same feature set or performance, but it's not like you'd really notice anyway.
In any case, pretty much all of Microsoft's major releases except Windows 7 have been met with an outspoken negativity. I've heard Windows XP basically was crap until SP2. And then before that Windows 2000 was crap until SP4. And I'm sure Windows 98 wasn't really that amazing until 98SE. Heck, I'm sure when people upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP, a ton of things broke because things were expecting the DOS model instead of the NT model (the first bad sign: your program is going "This program was not designed for Windows NT", even though it could run just fine).
And the thing with comparing Windows Vista to Windows Me... Vista was at least usable
and I'm pretty sure the unusability was just those who upgraded without doing any real research on their computer or they were running at minimum requirements... which yeah. Try using Windows XP with 128MB of RAM. It's pretty bad. Even then, I'm questioning just how bad Windows Me really is. I've had two friends who used it for quite some time and claimed they had no problems. I've used it for a month or two on my first custom built computer, and I had no problems.
Either way, you didn't answer the question. You just made a snide remark to the effect.