And there is always Macs - although running a Unix-like OS on a machine that is also Unix-like might be something for the department of redundancy department.
Correction. OS X is certified as UNIX, it's not UNIX-like. http://unix.stackexchange.com/...
These games would make me say "Shut up and take my money", but only if they made a version for OSX and/or the iPad:
For MOO, Endless Space is close (I don't mind the 3D), but is missing the tactical combat and instead has a "pretty to watch" combat system that I end up skipping most of the time.
If anyone can point me to current OSX games that are close to these and are good, I would appreciate it.
But Win7 is a solid product.
That is kind of the point. People don't want mediocre (i.e. solid product). They have been settling for "good enough" but that doesn't mean it is what people want.
The rule on staying alive as a program manager is to give 'em a number or give 'em a date, but never give 'em both at once.