Well, I’m tinkering with Windows 8 Developer in an Oracle VirtualBox Virtual Machine. I’m not sure HOW  other people are doing it, but I get the same callout of errors on the loading. My first guess is that it’s a video card problem, but even checking MSDN, I get nothing. Some sites are talking about it, and they have nice screenshots. I think I might have to do a dual boot machine from a spare in the storage area.
From what I’ve seen, the interface is clean, but busy. Living a more minimalist lifestyle, I like the concept but not the execution.
Let’s get it loaded first, then I’ll decide.