Covered many of my peeves of Linux this last decade!
And still dis-heartened about the issues being abandoned,ignored,etc...
I Love the whole concept of Linux and it's philosophies. But doesn't mean total fanboism blindness to the issue.
Or must not be a real issues since it isn't an issue on "My System" mentality.
Couple that with the new attidude and stance that dev's are taking today.
GNOME (et al): Rotting In Threes http://igurublog.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/gnome-et-al-rotting-in-threes/
"Apparently in the view of these devs, users are merely walking billboards for their ‘brand presence’, to hell with what the users actually want. You’re expected to change your way of working every 6 months just because these devs want to impose their way of working on all their users. Developers decide what is Good (with a big G), without any possible customization by the user."
"And reading those dev comments, it’s so clear that most of their thought and energy is devoted to their marketing and ‘brand presence’, and so very little to making quality, innovative software. By some strange coincidence, that’s just what has been largely lacking in the field of Linux apps."
And for me anyways confirms that the concept that developers had was "How can we make Linux better for the Community?" which has evolved into "How can we Linux better for Our Vision". User's Be Damned!