It ain't broke, don't fix it. I've worked with Win7 for a bit, and have to admit it works, and allows you to get what you want to do, done.
Just got myself a brand new laptop, got Win 10 on it (after an upgrade - dunno what it was before - instantly got frustrated by not being able to find my apps for lack of a Start menu or anything like it). It feels terribly broken. No software included other than a browser. Mail client only does MS-based mail, nothing else, and forces full screen with no way to window it. No productivity software. Just nothing. Installed Claws Mail (happy to find out it has a Windows port), so at least that works. Installed Chrome to have a decent browser. Some McAfee thing has started to bug me already with a 1/3-screen sized popup, along with a dozen other meaningless messages like "we installed an update!" and "we added features!".
I need it this afternoon, so have to do more testing. For example, it makes me wonder if there's even an image viewer included that can do slide shows.
Not going to risk installing Linux now - even though I've a near-100% success rate, can't risk it. I'll probably have to hunt down and install an image viewer (and hope it's not ad-ridden or has malware included, missing a central repository).
In a few days I'm going to install Mint on it - use it on my desktop, love it, it does its job while letting me do mine. I'll have to keep Windows (though I'd rather go for Win7, just missing installation media so that's not a realistic option) on a trimmed down partition just in case. I've needed it once before in the past five years: to set up my WiFi printer. The 64GB SSD should comfortably hold both, and allow enough storage for the little bits that I need to store on the device.