Since 2 weeks I upgraded my laptop (HP) to windows 8 pro but soon I started using the OS I noticed how horrible and poor its font rendering in both desktop and IE10. I tried all the suggestions proposed in this forum but without any noticeable improvement.
In conclusion, I think Microsoft by doing that, is in favor of (potential) future users who will be using tablets and touch screens and ignoring billions of users who are still using laptop and desktop PC. But they should remember also; the first impression is primordial in buying any tech products.
Hope soon they will come-up with a fix to this embarrassing situation.