Dear MS. Fek off. You owe us another decade.
Windows XP started in 2001, was still officially supported nearly a decade later, & had paid for support still available nearly 5 years after that.
Windows 7 has been out what, 2 years? and you're claiming support ends next year?
Fek that. You owe users of Windows 7 at least the same stability, dedication to support, & gratitude.
If Windows 7's nearly *FIFTY PERCENT* market share isn't proof that you need to support it, then what the hell brand of crack are you snorting off each others' bums, because it's left you so far out there that you've bid goodbye to the entire Milky Way Galaxy.
XP has ~30%, 7 has ~50%, and 8 barely broke the double digit threshold earlier.
XP has been going strong for over a decade, 7 needs to go for at LEAST that long, and 8 needs to be shot in the head like the UI abboration that it is.
Stop fekking with your customers, or we'll give you The Finger and head for greener pastures, like Apple, Android, Chrome, Linux, or even something MORE slap-in-the-face-inducing like *BeOs*.
Now pull your heads from your arse & rejoin the rest of the Real World, ok?
Your customers have spoken, they want Windows 7.
They do NOT want Windows 8.
You can polish that sucker until it outshines the sun, it's still a toxic lump of shite.