? Clearly you do not have a conceptual understanding for the richness of functionality and potential Linux holds. Using linux isn't painful, if you know what works and what doesn't, you should just get on fine. If you using linux to run a bunch of stuff in wine and then want to complain "ahh linux sucks, its all backwards" then fine. Just don't come here bashing something which you associate success with market share. Linux isn't a business model, its community isn't centred on pleasing customers, rather its loyal users and contributors. Had a bad experience? Suck it up, find out what went wrong and try to find a community fix or article on it. get on with life. Don't moan and cry about it calling linux users "only the masochists stuck with it."
Some of us have responsibilities beyond sitting at home, at our desks, away from our families, trying to figure out how to make something work. The last couple of times I tried linux distros I felt that most of what I wanted to get done worked without too much manual intervention, and I love CLI so I had no problem with doing it, but 99.99999% of potential users won't go through the hassle, and that's just what it is, even for 'power users'. I don't want to feel like I'm in a boxing match with my conputer to get something done. I just want to log in and work/play/browse, etc.