Just spent $49.9 for VMWare Fusion 4, have been using Fusion 3 for nearly 2 years I have no doubt on the new version.
The installation was pretty quick about 15 minutes however there was no excitement whatsoever except that at the end it was quite annoying if you try to configure login using your Windows Live credential.
I have briefly read a few articles about Windows 8 and most of them are positive. I expected to get lost as this new version was supposed to have been designed from ground up. I thought it will be fun getting lost or not being able to do or find certain things. If it’s nicely designed and user friendly that sort of first time frustration will turn into wow factors, to my disappointment, I found none!
It’s just a Windows 7 facelift.