Yes, agree. The other 'thing' is simplicity, if a sensor is remote, you need crash-proofiness [I made that a fuzzy set, nothing is 100% crash-proof]. That has never been a 'feature' of any version of Windows, complex with the 'wrong sort of complexity'.
Currently I use Arduinos and compatibles for remote sensors and Pi2 for things I can get my hands on [near at hand time lapse, the garden, the house]. Yes, I could go to tailor made, but I don't need scale currently, so off the shelf is fine. I am looking at Risc OS for the Pis at the moment, on the same basis of reduced complexity.