tommyj12 wrote: If you bought a new house would you leave things the way they were or how you want them.
Thank you for supplying with a succinct way of making my point, although Im sure you didnt mean to!
When you go look at someone's house with buying in mind, you know fine well that you are going to decorate it to your taste, but its appearance when you look at it still has a big effect on you. A house that has horrible wallpaper and is really messy is off putting, even though you know fine well that the mess will be gone when you move in, and you can easily paint over that horrible wallpaper.
This is exactly the point I am getting at... Linux users always come up with this argument of "well you can change it", but thats not good enough. You cant show someone around your house and say "well you can change it" as an excuse for not bothering to make it look nice before selling. You will get less interest in the property if you do that, and the exact same is true with Linux. People need to go "Wow! that is beautiful" not "Meh, well I can change it laters".