Hehe, sorry, changed the title to match reality.
Now, let's get serious again.
My gf bought a laptop with vista on it. She is a regular user, using it only for mail, internet, word processing and some (lowend) gaming. Here's my experiences with it...
... It becomes slower every hour of uptime
... It annoys me with lot of feedback question
... It has never died yet
... It "works" slow, but rather stable
So it IS bad (with linux mint, that would be a fast machine, with Vista it's dead slow), it IS annoying (do you really want to execute that program, reeally? reeeeally? It IS unstable (not that it hanged a lot, but it slows down with uptime)...
Well, it seems to me like a wonderfully designed TV case, containing a b/w tube