Why all the bells and whistle?
I'll be honest here.
When I get a new OS, I tinker a bit to understand where everything has moved to.
But after a few weeks..
... the OS just becomes the thing I use to access programmes.
On a regular basis I use:
Current Internet Browser of choice; MS Word (I tried Libre/Open Office but they crash frequently and scramble documents); Powerpoint; File Manager (for copying backups of photos - I don't altogether trust these automagic solutions); Irfanview (re-size images); PDF viewer; Citrix reveiver
Hardware wise its Printer, Camera, USB drives, NAS.
On an occasional basis I use:
Calculator; Excel; Zip software; Gimp
Hardware - Scanner
What I DONT DO is play around in the OS. Why does it need to be so complicated? Can't it just be simple and secure?