"Disjointed menus unconnected to the application they reference, that stay visible when you minimise the application,"
Thats kinda the draw to people who know how to use it, you can minimise a window and still be in the app to other items, like open new document. And the menu is always in the same place.
Once you start using it, you'll appreciate it.
" a dock that looks like a 5 year old designed it,"
not even sure what you refer to here… whats the issue? Dock works very well. Wonder why so many Linux distros are doing something similar. What can you suggest thats better? Maybe you have a point is you can show me better
"small un-obvious window buttons,"
Nope, can always see them perfectly.
"no structure to the folder layout"
Now you are just rambling for the sake of it. Please point out the actual issue and whats better? Are you saying Windows has it right???