Is Windows RT really that bad?

Is RT really that bad? It has such a terrible reputation around here and other tech sites, but I feel like this is just a growing pain (similar to Windows Phone when it was taking off and lacking major apps). Is that the case? I have a Desktop PC that I built (fully capable of gaming), I have a work laptop (nothing special - just a Dell that was given to us), but I'm desiring another device. I don't think I can justify the cost of a Surface Pro since my heavy computing needs are met elsewhere. Surface RT is reasonably priced, and if the Surface 2 RT has upgraded specs and a lower price, it'll be very tempting for me. So anyone with a Surface RT or any other Windows RT device - what are your thoughts? What do you hate about it? What do you love? Is Windows RT really that bad?