I don't consider myself overly proficient with Macs, but I can get by.
A client came to me the other day to ask me to create a Windows partition on their machine.
I opened Bootcamp, then followed the prompts. The Mac originally suggested I remove a previously created Windows 7 partition (which was OK'd by the client), which I proceeded with...
...except, it failed. I'm not sure why it did- I was simply told that it couldn't continue and that the partition would be left as it was.
The partition is empty, so it's not as though something is open or running on it.
I was hoping to get this sorted out by tomorrow (once this partition is removed, another should be able to be easily created, which will then have Win8 easily and quickly installed upon it).
Looking forward to many clever thoughts on this matter... no pressure...