i've always used windows growing up for school and work and didn't think much of its issues really. any lag in opening applications, long reboot times, crashes, and hardware troubleshooting were just how all computers are.
i just finished trying windows 11 for 3 weeks and i'm disappointed that it hasn't gotten better by now. i still had all these same issues, plus just scratching the surface beyond the main settings page starts taking you to ugly window boxes with no consistent theme whatsoever. icons on my taskbar were all different shapes and sizes. still collecting every data point they can on you too. ugh then my laptop started crashing one night while trying to watch a tutorial video, literally like 3 or 4 times in a row i got the blue screen.
all that to say my windows excursion was short lived. the software i wanted to use on it just isn't worth the baggage of such a negative user experience. i switched back to zorin again today and omg things are running smooth as silk, as they should be.
this meme is just too applicable not share and sums everything up quite nicely