I managed to get 2 copies of Windows 7 Professional for free from school. One 64 bit and one 32 bit. I installed the 64 bit on my machine on the second partition in a Dual Boot with XP. I've been tinkering with it for a few days now and although I'll say it seems to run MUCH better than Vista ever did, I keep getting hints that 7 is nothing more than a revamped Vista with some better XP programs compatibility. Even the intro "tink" sound is the same.
My biggest complaint is the "My Documents" type folder setup it uses. I didn't like Vista's at all, and it doesn't seem to have changed in 7 either. I much prefer the simple folders view of XP. My main reason for this complaint is the fact that I have 3 hard drives. One for the OS and then there's a 1tb for Documents and a 1tb for Music. When I open either of the backup hard drives, the little navigation area on the left of the viewing window should be for THAT specific drive, but it's not. When surfing around in the X Drive for music, if I click anything in that little navigation area on the left, it automatically ends up in the C Drive user documents. On top of that, I don't use the "Details" type of viewing, but for some reason, any and every folder I create, it has the little comumns at the top for Date Modified, Type, Size, etc.... Even when I set the view to how I like it, and then go to the Folder Views and change the setting to make EVERY folder to appear the same, it doesn't seem to work for me. The Vista I used to have did the same thing.
Last, I have shortcuts I place on the desktop to go directly to the 2 backup drives for Music and Documents. I also place these shortcuts in the taskbar down by the Start button in XP for easy access when I need them. I can't do that in 7 for some reason. It want's to pin them to some folder looking icon instead. Personally, I'd like to change the entire taskbar at the bottom to look like what XP had as I don't like the new style at all.