I would mod you up if I hadn't commented already. I also think Microsoft is trying to become Google. Windows 10 is heavy on user tracking, and it also pushes hard Microsoft's services (Using a local account is made hard on purpose to get you to use a Microsoft account, Bing, Cortana, OneDrive (can't be uninstalled), Skype, Windows Store ...) and it's also an obvious attempt of pushing their mobile ecosystem.
I wouldn't mind so much if all of this was optional, but must things aren't. I would be fine is they offered Windows in 2 versions:
- A spying and ad sponsored version
- A paid-for version which would work like Win 7 with regards to integration of Ms services (i.e.: none) and spying.
I'd chose option two and be happy but for some reason they won't do that.
I understand their reasons: The PC has stopped being the primary computing device of most people meaning that if they don't make it big on the mobile front they'll be irrelevant in the long run. But that's a reason to create the number one version I talked about above not to not make the option 2.
I see myself using Linux in the short run