Re: The seem to be going in an unsavory direction...
I think they already are doing this with Windows 7.
The last four updates offered to me all had the same uninformative descriptions. Going to the KB articles revealed that two were concerned with potential problems and two were purely concerned with adding tracking and telemetry functions.
I think Windows 10 is a lost cause but it is well worth taking responsibility for researching every update offered for Windows 7 ( and 8.1, for that matter).
And furthermore, knowing that 'little insignificant person vs Microsoft' can only end one way, plan now on what non-Windows OS you would like to move to.