I am using Win10 on most of my home systems now. I still get a feeling of it trying to do two things at once, badly.
While I understand the reasoning for many of the changes, it is still a total arse to get things working as well as Win7. The update system being one of them. I had a fun driver war between Intel and MS on one system. Intel’s updater said there’s a new driver, so I installed it. Windows Update does a check, puts old ones back on for me that I didn’t want or asked for. So one more trip to Intel and WU is now disabled, which used to be easy, but now requires going into services and turning a bit off. On the unwanted reboots, you can set a delay so you’ll get through a coffee break without fear. It usually picks 3:30am for me, which is bad since I’m crunching a lot and they don’t auto-login.
What would I pay for? Well, the task manager is better than the one in Win7, but I’m not sure I’d pay just for that. DX12? Well, it might come in handy some day.
Put it this way, would I rather have 7 or 10? It’s about 50/50 but long term outlook for 10 swings it, just. Would I rather have 8.x or 10? 10 definitely.
I guess the big problem is, I just want 7 but newer. I don’t want all the new stuff (that I know of). To be fair, I’ve been a slow adopter of OS additions in that sense. For example, I didn’t switch from the 9x/2k style start menu to the XP style before Vista forced that on me. Maybe some day I will use Cortana, but I don’t think it’ll be any time soon.