@believer258: Hey man, I gave it a shot because I got it for free through my university. I had nothing but problems so I formatted and went back to 7. I did, y'know, use it.
7 had mature software/drivers/everything because people had plenty of time to develop for it. When I'm doing my schoolwork I don't want to worry about random problems, so I stuck with the platform that had more kinks worked out (and didn't have that awful tablet-esque interface, but that's for another time). That was my point. I never said "it's the OS's fault" anywhere. The fact of the matter is new software/hardware/anything is bound to have problems just by virtue of being new. Everyone that develops for, in this case, a new OS has to learn the nuances of it and quality may suffer in the meantime.
And I've never had problems with ATI drivers in the two-ish years I've had this card. If you feel it's unfair to dump on 8 yet do the same to ATI, that's silly. I've owned both brands of card and neither are perfect. Anyway, I digress. I didn't come in here to argue.