Re: Dear gods...
"They don't want the power to do something in multiple different ways, they want it to work in one way, reliably, every time they do it""
Memories of a Windows Server 2008 course. According to the lecturer there were "Two ways to do everything" and he was only talking about the GUI.
And don't get me started on the never ending reboots.
I'm one of "most users". You've just described why I don't use Windows.
Resounding ditto, but I'll add that financially it was not unlike being a blackmail victim. There was always some demand or other on my wallet.