I can't really explain why I like it better. I recommend you just trying to force yourself into using it for a while, and see what you think.
Once you get accustomed to it, you will feel the same way. Linux doesn't hold you back. Many times people who use windows feel like they get more than enough out of it, which is generally true. Most people don't do much more than play games, browse the net and watch stuff. Linux broadens the horizons, while shrinking them. The latter refers to the lack of support it gets. Want to game? That's too bad, linux isn't the place. I found that once I was done with hardcore gaming, I was done with windows. I still play CSS, and games like that, but those can be run relatively efficiently through WINE.
Linux is not
for everyone, by no means. If you want to learn about computers in a very in-depth way, a way that allows you to interface with the Kernel, rather than only your Desktop Manager (like windows) and do pretty much whatever you want... build a new operating system, build support for games
, whatever you want.
I know I'm ranting, but you can pretty much do anything.... As a windows user, you don't realize it. When I thought about that, I said to myself "Do anything? What more is there to do? lol?" You'll be surprised. Use it for a while. Use only Linux for a bit, unless you really need to get that gaming fix, and you will be hooked. If not, then that's not a big deal at all. Windows is fine
Tbh, a large factor in my switching form Windows to Linux was the eye-candy
Compiz-fusion was like "Oh my god. I need that." I got over that really quickly though, and found that I'm doing most of my work in the shell.
I really want to iterate on the learning part of it... but I don't know how. You will be forced to learn Linux if you should use it. It's not something for an average net surfer to use and be productive with.. You must be willing to learn about this stuff. If you're not previously really interested in computers, I assume you are since you're on this forum, or you just want to learn how to do some cool tricks to impress your friends and don't want to learn more intense things, I wouldn't recommend it.
Still really hard to explain... Please just give it a try to find out. You'll never know how great / sucky it is until you try it for a bit. Other people's opinions should not be constituted as sufficient, when you have no proof.