What's your experience with Windows 8.x platform in general ?
I was quite enthusiastic about Windows 8 platform back in 2012 especially from the day they unveiled Surface.I installed Windows 8 on my desktop on release day itself , I upgraded directly from Windows Vista , So the jump was very huge.I bought WP8 last year around this time.Surface was not released in my country and xbox music and many bing services don't work here.
Apple launched iTunes store around that time (appstore was there from long time though) , So I was glad that I didn't jump to surface from my iPad.I faced lot of driver issues with Windows 8 ever since I installed it on my PC.I haven't tried 7 on it but only Vista and drivers work perfect for it.I continued to use Windows 8 because I liked boot times and also general design/metro apps.
I think I used metro apps on desktop for few days and that's it , never touched them again.
I installed linux recently and its dual-boot now but I was unable to open my drives because linux couldn't access them because Windows 8 has "fast start" enabled which prevents linux from accessing my drives.So I disabled that , now my boot up times are nothing hugely different compared to Vista.So I am thinking about going back to Vista because my bluetooth drivers and lots of things not working (I don't have W7 license) as well.Games performance is also not good in W8.I am not using any metro apps.
Coming to WP , I absolutely love the design and metro apps but lack of functionality/other storage bug and lack of apps/games drove me to seek iPhone or Android but iOS 7 ditched Google Maps , So I jumped to Android with Galaxy S4 , I couldn't be happier.It has more apps and much more customization is possible.
That's the same reason why I dual boot Windows instead of using linux : Yes , app selection is poor on other platforms compared to Windows in desktop.
I have no interest to try W8.1 , I may return again when Windows 9 comes out.Hopefully Microsoft irons out the shortcomings.