I truly wish that was the case. Sadly, the problem can and will appear with signed drivers written by reputable vendors as well. It just isn't as common with them.
And the corollary is actually about peripheral support. Since developing and releasing a driver requires effort and money to code and test properly as well as a cost to sign, older peripherals will seldom, if ever, get updated drivers as newer models enter the market and - more crucially - as Windows changes and driver changes would increase stability, or are required for the peripheral to function properly.
This problem simply does not exist in the Linux driver model. I can still use my 1990's Epson parallel port scanner in Linux, just plug in and it works. That scanner has had no Windows drivers since Windows 2000. And it works just as well as a modern USB consumer scanner, so why should I have to go buy a new one simply because Epson will not develop drivers for it?