Yeah, coming from Windows one of the things I like most is the freedom to tailor my system to my own workflow and preferences.
Support for Linux seems to be improving everyday, despite holding < 2% of the desktop OS marketshare last time I looked. This is especially true with enthusiast grade hardware IMO (save for Nvidia). I think this is likely due to companies realizing that the same group that buys this hardware is also counts for a good portion of the Linux community.
I forgot to mention it in the OP, but I cringed so hard at:
Microsoft has a phenomenal budget and employs hundreds of people whose only job is to test and refine the operating system. Linux doesn’t. Even the most widely-used distros are operated by what is essentially a group of enthusiasts operating on a shoestring budget.
This should mean Windows is even farther ahead of Linux than the article claims if this entire statement were true.
I guess Redhat, Cannonical, IBM, Google, AMD, etc, that make contributions to Linux in one way or another are really strapped for cash . Just look at all the work Valve has done with Linux integration and SteamOS, or AMD with their open source drivers and support for IOMMU on Ryzen, etc.
I keep Windows installed for a few games that may not run under Linux, or when I need to pop in to Visual Studio to fiddle with some C# from school for my portfolio or something, but those times are few and far between. I barely game these days, and when I do most of them work on Linux.
If you like Windows then go ahead and use it. I was a sole Windows user for 99% of my time using computers, and I had a lot of the same views regarding Linux. I think people need to learn about the true advantages of Windows / Linux / OSX and use what works best for them instead of spreading false truths.