Re: Your vehement invective is pointless; there is only one fix for this malaise...
And the cause? The FSF, and OSS. Whilst Richard Stallman can not just exist; but live a lucrative and privileged lifestyle whilst commanding exorbitant fees on the international after-dinner speaker circuit; 97% of those contributing long hours in their evenings and weekends -- having completed a long and underpaid day job -- to OSS; are burning themselves out to produces the flawed and endlessly forked OSS products that allow Richard Stallman to live the high life.
Thank you fucking arsehole for dismissing work that may be done for fun and learning and not necessarily for profit (though some OSS work IS done for profit) and reducing it to the catchy "you are performing unpaid work for Stallman" meme. Congrats. You are the cancer.
If you want to understand what happens when creative works are distributed for free; ask a journalist; or a musician.
Journalists and musicians are not working for free (well, sometimes thy are, same thing really). They may be working in a branche that rewards mediocrity, works on bad model or in which it is hard to make a living but that is another problem entirely.
No-one forces you to use OSS of any quality level whatsoever. You are free to shell out maximum dollar for any software you like, for a quality level you can set. Only getting Windows from a company that has golden teeth of the X-Box kid but that disclaims reponsibility in an EULA? Tough. Then order bespoke. Not enough money? Sucks to be you.
Now Fuck Off And Die in an Orlowski thread.