I just got rid of XP a while back, doing a freash install and the disc was scrached
. My machine is old It could never have run Vista, and everything I heard about it, was most people hated it and it was a resorce hog.
I played around with a machine in best buy running Windows 7, while buying a new monitor, I thought to myself "this ain't so bad" , a couple days later I got me a copy of W7, and my old machine runs it fine.
The main reason to upgrade is all the patches, , XP was great in its time, but now it needs 3 service packs and 288 updates just to function marginally fine.
It's not all blue skys for me though, some of my componets don't have driver support for W7(mostly motherboard extra features), lots of google serches for patches to get stuff tricked into working.