You guys are full of it !
If you want to use WIndows 10, what's the big deal?
1. Use a local account - eliminate 80% of the annoyances right there.
2. Go to privacy settings and untick everything - 10% more
3. Use a hosts file or adblock - 7% more.
4. Customize a bit - you do that anyway - organize the Start menu how you want it etc.
Right there and you already have a mostly decent system. Or just use 8.1 with a Start menu package. The hysteria is too much. You all are quite adept and can fix any of these systems to how you want them, so what is the big deal? On day One of the clean install you should have it already all how you want it (as far as one can), it's not like you are clueless.