Many people hate vista because of its compatabilty issues with some devices. UNLESS your a extreme computer person who has all types of software that most people have never heard of then dont get it. But for mid class computer users like myself its absolutly fine. i have ipods, phones, games, and all sorts that work fine with it. i have had vista for about 4 months now and have to say i have had no problems at all. *(i had vista already set into my inspiron 1720 laptop so a dont know if setting it up is any hard)
It looks amazing and has little add ons that make it even better than xp. there are add ons such as radio stations, games, videos and 100's more. dont listen to people who hate it becasue all they are doing is following the typical hate vista crowd. Trust me you wont be dissapointed.
if you dont beleive me then type windows vista into google images and you will then see for sure. :)