Windows 8, especially with Windows 8.1, is gaining momentum, people actually are coming around to the frankensien nature of the OS slowly, but come on, let's face it, it's nowhere near the rate of adoption we saw with Windows 7. Windows 8 is a different OS with different goals from the Windows we're all used to. There will always be people out there that simply can't deal with the learning curve Windows 8 presents to them, and that will always bottleneck Windows 8's adoption no matter how good it gets.
I suppose that's why Microsoft is doing a U-turn with Threshold. I know that people like the desktop and stuff, but come on, the desktop is extremely backward, we're going to be stuck with 1366x768 on 14" forever because the desktop can't freaking scale. And neither does the system tray provide useful notifications. The system tray needs to be expunged or something. Sigh.
*crosses fingers for Windows Threshold*
Can I also say that it's bizzare to me that Steam is embracing other old platforms as if they were new (Linux, Mac) but totally has been totally ignoring improvements in Windows as if the platform is old and stagnant? The Steam client doesn't even respect Windows's DPI settings (ugh, desktop apps) and instead does its own thing. And, Steam isn't the only desktop app guilty of this.
Screw it. Everyone wants to make money off the Windows platform but everyone treats the platform like sh*t.