It's a shame
There are many reasons above and beyond "free as in beer" why Free Software is important.
Of course because it is free-as-in-beer quite possibly the servers, (y'know, the one you got it from, free?) were not mega-sized so they were not giving you an instant down load.
And it was a whole 150Mb?, damn, on that piece of wet string connecting you to the internet, must have taken a week.
And it's not perfect? Well, for my pains, I've been able to open .docx since June. (And I'm so pleased it doesn't write docx - what a good decision).
Usability? (Despite it being good and getting better) let's measure it against Apple
Ubiquity? Let's measure it against Microsoft
Price? Not relevant, as your employer or the taxpayer picks the bill up.
Enabling transparency, good governance and certainty, hmm, let's ignore those because we're a bunch of techies who don't (or for our own reasons, claim not to) understand that open source != Free Software.
Closes digital divide without any need for intervention through unnecessary taxation?
Let's label those involved as freetards.
An ecosystem of well crafted software that doesn't charge your employer or the taxpayer enough money therefore you can't have your technical conference or golf day somewhere exotic?
Let's not call you freetards.
People who try to point out the benefits of Free Software without the polish or ducking and diving skills gained from an expensive, carefully crafted sales training programme?
I expect they haven't got girl friends
And so on