I Become a Monster
Despite recent security issues, I am surprised to say that the Windows XP user experience is a very good one. Things that used to be cumbersome are easier, features (such as cd burning) are now integrated, the new look and feel is very spiffy, and the overall system feels tuned-up. Faster.
This is surprising because I tend to dislike Microsoft products (and practices) more often than not. Perhaps it’s because I live in a multi platform world and get to see the benefits of alternative operating systems such as UNIX, Linux, and MacOS every day.
In any case, the nice new features and speed enhancements make it worth the upgrade, especially if you can get work to pay for it.