A proper Windows installer is way, way better than the amateurish Linux "installers". But, real serious, pay attention to the subtle detail that the problem is not the installer idea, is who is making the installer. An installer works perfectly well when they have no one wanting to use it as "trojan horse" to fill your computer with trash, and if the developer of this installer decided to go rogue changing the way of installation will not magically solve the problem.
And more, the "click, click, click" have a good reason to be: Options. If your application has several installation options is perfectly normal to have several buttons "next", what the criminals who make these rogue bundles do is abuse this option to purposely try to trick you. It is not a failure of the idea itself, is a character flaw of who uses the idea.
In Brazil this is the norm. And believe me, the "newspapers" here still make a huge effort to make you believe that they are "neutral" and "unbiased".
- The picture quality is ridiculously bad , I have seen only one movie theater years ago where the image was reasonably good;
- Popcorn is ridiculously expensive and bad;
- The sound is always too high and always exaggerates in the bass (ohhh explosions!);
These days I can buy a big quality TV at an affordable price, a home theater and so I can watch the movie I want whenever I want and with hot, quality popcorn. Why in hell I would go to the theather?
Perhaps this explains.