Read the article, perhaps? This is about an article written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, not by any random idiot. Or search google for something like "Windows 8 is crap", 62,400,000 results. Plenty of answers.
I lol'd at this answer. Of course, I had read the article before I saw the 'post' option. Perhaps I should have said "The way this review is written doesn't really focus on what the author didn't like, but rather how much they didn't like it".
Also, out of those 62.4 million results you mention, I'll bet 62.39 million of them are a result of searching for anything containing the words "windows", "8", "is", and "crap". If you search with that whole phrase in quotes, then it should only search for something with that exact phrase (not variations), but by that wording, you're most likely to only find more reviews that are lacking the details I wanted.
Furthermore, I'm not interested in searching the web for why people might hate an unreleased OS - when I see a post that is linked to IM's front page that posts a review of it, yet doesn't really go in depth about the experience, really leaves me with the question "was this just to bash windows intentionally"?
From my own Windows 8 experience, I have very few (if any) qualms. The only major difference is the start menu being changed into the 'metro launcher', which still holds all the stuff the start menu would, and you can still type something (notepad or cmd, for example) just like in windows 7. There's better integration for getting frameworks for programs you might install (not everything, but more than my Windows 7 Ultimate desktop does). I also happen to like the look and feel of the 'metro' versions of apps like IE and WMP, but as I'm using a preview edition, there are some bugs, but thankfully the standard versions of every program is still present.
Windows Explorer is virtually identical in look and operations to Windows 7's version, so I'm not seeing how people can get lost. Maybe the big issue is just they miss the look of windows 7 (because again, the functionality of the start menu still exists in the same way for the metro launcher, it just looks different)?
That was not a direct reference to you, there is no reason for you to take offense.
You asked why many people thought that Windows 8 is bad, Alessandro told you to look it up, and you got your answer. I don't see a problem here.
Actually, *I* asked why many people thought Windows 8 was "crap" - apparently someone else felt the same way I did about the reply before I read it