Originally Posted by Lordrea
@Ivan: Thanks for the input.
@ollithemagicbum: I love it. If you aren't buying a new computer, don't get it, but otherwise, get it. At first it doesn't feel much different from XP, but once you start getting deeper into, it's a lot more stable. On XP I had a lot of network problems, and problems with various programs. Now everything runs just like I've come to expect from Microsoft. Everything works, I've never had a crash, and I very rarely get things blown up in my face (modding tools don't like me, as they are the only thing to crash on Vista it seems...). Anyway, it's a nice OS, but read professional reviews for more detail.
I agree, it is a pretty good operating system that gets a lot more grief than it should. Vista Ultimate, however, seems to be a waste. I'd say the only real option for Vista is home premium, unless you are running a business computer of course. The extras in ultimate are not really needed, and the "bonus content" that ultimate was going to have seemed to be just a marketing ploy.