I'm happy to see I'm not alone with user experience as #1 priority! 🙂
It was THE reason why I was upset.
I can deal with technical issues, they are not real problems.
But showing a lack of consideration for people is not acceptable for me, it hurts my most important values.
Clearly, nobody on this planet needs yet another OS. Almost all computers come with an OS preinstalled and for those that don't (e.g. servers), the customer already has OS licenses and media, or has the opportunity to order one along with the machine.
Nobody on this planet needs an open source either. The most successful ones are closed source.
The only reason for open source OS to exist is the values animating its community. We are social animals and we NEED to do things together to be healthy, and possibly even feel happy. And the best place for this is a group of like-minded people.
This is what I'm currently looking for. Technically, I could continue to use Linux and this is probably what I'm going to do for some time at work. But socially-wise, Linux is no longer suitable for me.
Of course, technically, I've considered the option of using another package management system and rebuilding a package repository with what I need, but doing this only for myself makes no sense. Efforts are only worth doing when they produce something useful to others as well as to oneself.