See? YOU are part of the problem! The customer does NO WANT CLI, but that isn't good enough for you, because the unwashed masses are just stupid if they don't accept YOUR way of doing things. So instead of accepting reality you chalk it up to "fear" as if they just magically touched the CLI all would be well BULLSHIT.
DO you HONESTLY think MSFT and Apple spend all that damned money on GUIs because their users are simply "afraid"? Hell no! It is because the market has spoken, the customer wants easy to use, pretty looking, and simple to operate GUIs, but you Linux guys prefer your ePeen CLI shit, that frankly died out for the rest of the world 20+ years ago! Is that really so hard to accept, or are you going to sit here and be like the Apple guys that try to argue that a $4000 Mac Pro is a "good value"? The customers WANT A, you want to FORCE them to have B and think by being free they will take B, instead they prefer to pay for what they want and which MSFT and Apple offers them, which is A.
It is just economics 101 dude. Give the customer what they want. But it would mean that CLI would have to be depreciated to the level of cmd.exe in Windows, and that frankly would cause all the IT heavy Linux geeks to piss themselves, so it will never happen. Instead you use a RDF worthy of Jobs to convince yourselves that the world really loves CLI and hates GUIs, it is just a primal fear that keeps them away from your "superior" OS. Damn, I gotta give you guys credit, that is delusional thinking worthy of a Scientology follower. LRH would be proud.