Re: Serious question
All things considered, is Windows 10 worse than Vista?
I'll bite. I still use Vista in a VM to run bookkeeping software, and my partner just upgraded from an ancient XP box to a shiny convertable HP laptop.
Windows 10 seems positively Apple-esque in its determination to make you do things in the way that it wants.
In particular the assumption that touchscreen is everything. Problem one is that UI design that works great for a phone or tablet is nearly useless for a laptop.
Don't get me wrong, love the touchscreen, but hate the UI.
Problem two is that it's damnably hard to disable the tablety default. Finding the setting to change took ages.
Our second big issue is with hardware support. Win 10 couldn't even find the networked HP printer, and didn't support it until a driver/software/crap ware pack was downloaded from HP.
A USB connected Samsung laser also was not detected or configured - something that earlier Windows, and lately even Linux, does with great ease.
Finally, the OS seems to crash about once a day. Googling the error messages suggests there are some widespread issues.
Still, once you beat it into submission, and kill the "improvements" to make it like "classic" Windows, it's really about the same.