SIL has it on a new PC and it drives her potty. It looks like shite as well. She asks me for help and I'm a techy but it still baffles me. I got it on a new laptop in December and immediately dumped it in favour of Ubuntu.
But then I find Windoze 7 bad enough, work forces me to use it. I'll probably have to resign when they "upgrade" to Windoze 8.
I think you can now get GUI shells which replace the provided interface with something nearly useable though (Swappable window managers giving different interfaces have been standard on Linux platforms since nineteen-canteen).