I had the chance to play with a Windows 8 phone, signed in hotmail, added googled, facebook, linkedin, etc.. and I have to tell you, it's not that bad. I am so used to iOS I guess, and it's still my first choice, but Windows phone definitely comes second, much better in my opinion than Android. One feature I particularily liked, which I guess you won't appreciate unless you actually setup the phone with your Ids, is the 'People' tile. It is smart enough to match contacts from my phonebook (Google Contacts) to Hotmail to Facebook to Linkedin. This is great because in one location, you can lookup a person, see their facebook updates, tweets, linkedin updates, etc... It is really much more people centric than any other mobile system. Another feature is the ability to create a 'tile' for entities, not only apps. For example, I have a favorite Pandora station, I can create a tile for it. You can even create a tile for a person (i.e. your significant other) for one click access to them. All joking aside, not as bad as I expected it to be. I think the biggest problem Windows 8 has is that it's 6 years too late.