Dude... you need to understand the business model behind operating systems before you go and bash MS Windows. You state that "most linux distros are doing the same thing," well no ......... I don't know about you, but I'm constantly hearing news about making linux easier to use and as a growing competitor towards MS Windows and Mac OS... wonder why?
mushroom treatment, hide what's happening from the user behind pretty pictures.. keeping you in the dark and feeding you bull _ _ _ _
most linux distros are doing the same thing, treating you like a mushroom.
I don't want fancy features, that's why command line is my preferred user interface