TROLL . . .
Perhaps the most telling part of your rant: "encourage people to make servers that they don't intend to play"
Well you see a lot of people don't like to play with things when dealing with businesses, they want things to just work. They don't like to hear thing like "Well the network is down because I want to play with this new super cool package and it screwed up everything else."
- and - "it's a "click-and-build" config with very bad defaults and no concept of security just waiting to introduce disaster." Its clear you have no ideal what the hell you are talking about and at this point you are just TROLLING . . .
Feel free to play with yourself and whatever distribution of Linux you like in you mums basement ;)
If I need to get a functioning basic secure system in place in under an hour this will do it. Not everyone needs the latest set of cool tools to get the job done. This has a specific place in a small business setting, it is not meant to be all that flexible.