Re: Naysayers ...
I found Apple style apps too limiting and it seemed silly to run mostly Free Software on a non-libre OS.
The subtle gratuitous differences in MacOS just annoyed the other users in my household. Lack o of that "pervasive 3rd party support" also didn't help.
Then there's that whole problem with doing something slightly "creative". Apple users don't seem to appreciate power users that push boundaries. Windows the OS may be crap but the user community is far less pedestrian.