I thought 8 was to be magical?
So WP8 and W8 don't play nice together? Great.
WP8 and anything don't play nicely together if you want any kind of automated sync, the desktop tool is for both Windows 8 and Windows 7
A update is out for the tool today.
Microsoft updates Windows Phone 8 PC sync client with improvements | Windows Phone Central
Unfortunately doesn't look like they added any features, still missing most of the features of the Zune software with WP7.
Hopefully the desktop tool gets updated soon.