Even on Windows 7, the boot experience has been exactly the same since way back, before we care to remember.
Thankfully on Windows 8, all that is about to change.
Everything you do now, be it choosing an operating system, changing options or configurations, will be completely redesigned to be more aesthetically pleasing.
To top it off with a bit of sugar, even the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death", or BSOD will look dramatically different, and possibly not as annoying.
That doesn't mean we'd like to see it often though.