[Linux is like] going to live with a bunch of really smart people in a Utopian society where everyone has a fully up-to-date giant mansion or penthouse (your choice), for free.
Which is out of the cable company's reach and on the north side of a hill so you can't get satellite either. GNU/Linux is fine if you use a computer for work, not so much if you also use it for entertainment.
Steam is working quite well on my workstation, which is a 64-core 4x Opteron 6386se system, running Gentoo. What sort of Windows version would even let me use 64 cores and 256GiB of memory? Advanced DataCenter Gentleman's Edition Now With Metro ($9,999.99 per CPU socket, $2,499.99 per additional inbound TCP socket beyond 10 sockets)? That # of sockets = number of client licenses thing is a huge bitch for the MPI stuff I do, but it's possible to work around - so long as the systems in the compute cluster aren't Windows. Even if I do pay as much for a Windows license as all this hardware cost me, would I be able to play games? I'm not sure how good the NVidia driver support is for the non-toy versions of Windows, or if Steam would even run. I do know that piping stdin/stdout would probably be hilariously slow, as it has been in every Windows version I've used since Win2k. And, how is the OpenGL support in Windows these days? Would I see much benefit from my Quadro K6000 when the GL implementation is just a wrapper, written by Microsoft, around Direct3D? It is very convenient to be able to manipulate both the front and back multisample buffers separately. This worked on Irix (RIP) and works on Linux with a Quadro. Perhaps it could be done on Windows in full-screen mode only - IE, because Windows is a toy OS for video games.
It is true that you don't notice these things if you have an econo-box that does econo-box things such as run Donkey Simulator and a pirated copy of Photoshop. For those of us with needs beyond the mundane, Valve's support for Linux is awesome. I don't need a Windows box, anymore, at all. To be quite honest, I feel embarressed for Microsoft when I use their latest stuff, with the ribbons, Metro, and constant clamoring for me to make a Microsoft account.
It's not even that I'm glad to be off the Microsoft shit-train. It's more like having an unstable ex who you learn finally alienated everyone and now lives on the street. How could things have possibly gone so very wrong? It's a shame. But the world is full of problems, and I have shit to do, games to play, and no more appetite for being abused.