"I love the way you are willing to dive into new technology without fear. We definitely need people like that. Obviously Windows 11 is not perfect but if you listen to people on just this forum alone you will have a pretty good roadmap on how to fine tune it and make it into a really good OS."
Always been this type of person my friend, i like to do things others say i shouldn't as i like to walk my own path and make decisions and commitments based on those experience's. That is not to say, i do not listen to others, I have to be a Team player and can also work well as part of a team, but i never base things on what i am told before some actual hands on work myself.
My Journey into experimenting with Customization of my Computer, was for a long time Windowblinds based, and why not as it is a first class piece of work. My involvement in Themes and were i am right now is also due to Stardock but not in the same way, more to do with the wait for a working WB11 or a lack of it, so i felt i had no choice but to look for other ways of customizing my setup.
I mentioned in earlier posts about my need to work with Win 11 and due to the time i spend online with both my site and my online job, i needed to have a desktop looking and feeling the way my eyes worked best, so bought some cheap SSDs, installed them and decided to become a Beta Tester for Theme sites and i am loving it to bits. When you keep your primarily Hard Drive safe from those changes, and have several secure back up drives you do get bolder stepping into the unknown, safe in the knowledge of having an Image ready to go should i run into issues. You too are this kind of person i think.
Jafo Wrote "It'll be the first time." when asked if you have used Win 11 before considering your strong Opinions about Win 11.
That is what i thought, as you are basing everything on second hand sources. No hands on experience of Win 11 yourself.
Reminds me of a saying "When a man is convinced he's going to die tomorrow, he'll probably find a way to make it happen"
Sounds like you have already decided about how crap Win 11 will be , without using it once. Even after testing it out and closing down those backdoors, how could you possibly come back into this Topic and criticize yourself and your previous comments if you actually found something you like about it, but after what you have wrote in many answers previously, that will not happen, your mind is already decided.
I would say it is very important for our members to at least try things themselves, yes move forward with what second hand sources inform you, yes listen to others who are actually using the OS good and bad BUT , your own personal hands on testing is Vital to make an informed decision, and as most peeps will receive Win 11 through an Update (not my own method as i prefer Clean Installs, but that is just me), if you test it and do not like it, you can roll back to what you had before.
EDIT The Cables Finally Arrived"