> "I don't know why some advocates of GNU/Linux are loath to make the system easier for would-be users."
You mean change the name "GIMP" to something that instantly brands the app as a graphics tool? Well okay, but it's not a system change, IMHO.
Lessee, what catchy hook to rename "The Gimp" to, hrmmmm...
"MyPrettyVectors"? Too precious.
"Paint-N-Stuff"? Not serious enough.
"Imaginarium"? Hasn't that been done already?
I give up. Only a simp messes with The Gimp!