When I first switched to XPpro I did'nt like it.
I debated whether to switch back to 2kpro but did'nt want to
reload everything. After a while using it, though I actually like it better. I did some tweaks from http://www.tweakxp.com/
and it runs faster than 2kpro did. It also has never ever crashed.
2k pro only occaisionally crashed.
I hate the pretty XP interface, so I just set it to look like 2kPro.
True theres lots of useless drivle, but the system restore has actually saved my ass a few times.
Like the previous posts say "whatever works and you can get your work done"
XPpro works for me.