" Patching automatically works fine as a default for home users,"
I beg to differ. I'm smarter than a loaf of bread and don't need the Dilbert(TM) model of computer with one giant button that's already pushed at the factory. I'm thinking that perhaps they should put out something like Windows Basic edition. It's set up with almost everything on it set to automatic and can only be serviced by Microsoft. THEY can do the tech support for the loaves of bread out there. Give the rest of us the non-idiot edition and let us do things correctly. I'd been contemplating switching to 10, now I'm REALLY happy I didn't. This auto update bullshit was going to fail from the start, Microsoft has been notorious about their 'updates' breaking shit since the 90's! NO WAY I'd put anything for them on automatic.