|There might be some truth in the good-bad trend that goes with MS OS's, possibly because each step change has imperfections.|
One could argue that the biggest Windows change was W31 to W95.
W98SE was W95 put right.
Win ME was a half-hearted stepping stone to Vista, bodged onto the wrong platform.
XP, is/was a very good OS, a reliable improvement over W98SE but keeping largely to the old tradition.
Vista was closer to what was envisaged for ME, on the right platform, but bloated.
Win 7 was Vista put right. Rightly popular.
Win 8 introduces another noticeable set of changes (some good, some bad).
So I do wonder if Win 9 will turn out to be Win 8 put right, and I'm rather tempted to wait for it.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks