Stay your pitchforks a moment: My desktop is a Lin/Win box, my laptop is a MacBook Pro that dual boots Mac/Lin, my phones are a Galaxy S5 and a iPhone 5c, I have a kindle, a verizon droid tablet (which I forgot I had), an ipad, heck my TV is a Samsung smart with a hacked evolve that can boot mint (because, seriously, if you're going to use cssh you really need to do it on a 4K UHD display ;)
I picked up the surface because - well, because of a 30 day return option. I wanted to rip the heck out of it. So I upgraded it straight to 10 (10 wasn't officially supported on it when I did, I wasn't about to give the thing a chance at success)
About 20 days in I realized I had pretty much migrated everything off of drop box onto One/Sky drive, and my Drive usage had become more organized and well deliniated against that usage.
A little later on I realized that I haven't had a single one of my esoteric usb/bluetooth devices /not/ work with the Surface. Somewhere about 10-14 days in, I stopped even trying to use them on my/my wifes other devices, I'd just automatically reach for the surface.
Truth be told, it was "Fresh Paint" that distracted me enough to get suckered in. It helped me discover the remarkable versatility of the devices form factor and the combination of the kick stand and the foldable keyboard and the magnetic attachment points for the power/keyboard.
I've used the surface now everywhere that any of my other devices used to go and places none of them would: Balanced on the dash of the car, on the tiny ledge by my shower.
I can't begin to do it justice trying to describe the versatility, I will just say that it was a huge part of enamoring me to the device.
It has the best wifi/bluetooth of any of my devices and it is fast at connecting; it talks to all of my devices, and windows 10 comes with an app for setting up a small handful of windows features against iphone/ipad/droid phones.
Battery life is pretty good, and unless you're trying to play an mmo at ultra-high-graphics it's very easy to switch to a battery saving mode to squeeze a few more hours of facebooking/solitaire out of it. The only problem is it's so good that when the battery does get low, you get a bit 10ish ("I don't want to go") #1stworldproblems.
Time for the cons:
The weight is just a few grams heavy, and although it's not, with the keyboard attached it feels heavier than the (17in) MacBook Pro. It does sometimes feel a little large and unwieldy, but yesterday I realized that's because I'm using it now where I would previously have used my phone. I wouldn't give up an inch of the form factor, tbh.
It has it's own, unique, special power connector, and doesn't seem to be capable of USB charging.
The little Windows insignia/button on the device is poorly placed. Instead of putting it near the camera, for example, it's on the right hand side roughly exactly where you would put your hand to hold the device a large part of the time. Good news: you can disable it.
Start-up time from off and sleep feel a little sluggish. They didn't at first, and I don't think they've gotten slower, I think I am just really eager to interact with the device now when I am turning it on.
If anything, the biggest drawback is the storage capacity. I have the Pro i5/256 and I have 167Gb left, mostly because I'm being very selective about what I install.
Some of the default Windows 10 apps for things I'm not very keen on. But hey, if you want default apps, go get an apple. Specifically, Groove Music. W.T.L.F, and I'm still very undecided on the photos app. I must confess that I had a Windows 7 Phone phone for a while, so I've experienced the original, pure, "Metro" experience, and I can imagine how the photos app would have been as a pure metro app and I like that idea - but using the photos app you can almost smell the blood that must have been spilled in the clashes between the mobile and desktop teams...
Lastly - and this is really Windows 10 rather than surface specific - the availability of the on-screen keyboard. The OSKs themselves (there are four modes, a phone-style keyboard, an split-ergo-style layout and a regular notebook style - plus there's a handwriting keyboard for the pen) I am actually very pleased with.
The problem is that there are too many places where they don't auto-pop up (I've given up hoping that tapping on an input box in Chrome or Edge will open an osk for me) and then they don't auto-hide when you're done with them. And it seems like closing the OSK trains it not to come back automatically for that input field.
Also, Chrome has this annoying behavior that when you try to type in the search box on the google home page, it switches you to the address bar which causes the OSK to go away.
The second half of this problem is that in order to manually invoke an OSK you have to use the taskbar rather than the "Action Center" (which you swipe in from the right). This is a dissapointing oversight I am hoping they'll fix soon (feedback submitted), because otherwise if you have the task-bar on auto-hide the flow is like this:
Tap input box. Sigh that you didn't get an OSK. Swipe the bottom right of the screen, causing the app/input box to lose focus. Focus change event causes the taskbar to auto-hide again unless you were really fast. Now you have to wait a few seconds for the task bar to be swipeable again. Repeat until you get an osk to appear. Except now, you probably have to tap on the app/input box again which causes the OSK to dissapear. Repeat entire process until you manage it fast enough that the focus change doesn't happen.
That said, point of kudos: Using the pen to summon the OSK is consistently reliable and the tablet notices you used the pen and will select the handwriting keyboard; if that's not what you want, it does appear to learn this on an app-by-app basis which also seems to feed more gradually into a global selection. The upshot is that in Chrome I get the keyboard, as I want, but in sublime/one note/etc I get the handwriting keyboard this way, as I want.
The only thing that beats the display is a retina display, but it's close enough for me and I'll gladly sacrifice that little for the extra battery life :)
I'll go say five Hail Linuses now, ok?