Oh hey, he came.
I downloaded 2012 and 2008 from dreamspark. I guess I'll try 2012 and if I hate it then I'll just cling to 2008 until my dying day.
MY DYING DAY!
Please be aware that you can get 2012, 2010, and 2008 for free from Dreamspark, but only if you get to keep your school email with you even after you had graduated from your college/university/higher education.
If you don't get to keep the school email, may your dying day be the day you can no longer use your 2012, 2010, and 2008. >:-)