Exactly . I'm learning the new OS, in my own leisure time, without worry of screwing up my bootup. Without the worry of losing ANYTHING other than my VM Box.
Hell, if the time came to it, I could honestly do a full out switch. But I refuse to do so until my games all work, or they quit working on Windows.
like i've said before as long as you can differentiate between a vm limitation problem and a actual linux problem (as some ppl can't), my main concern as that you will write off linux, cause of something that isn't a linux problem.
you see it a lot of the time in the linux community, install ubuntu or another distro, and get frustrated with linux cause of a problem that is not related to the actual distro or even in linux.
i see it a lot, where people will install linux in a dual boot setting, typical ubuntu and they will use wubi instead of doing a full install on its own dedicated partition, and then get frustrated with it cause it is too slow or something messes up. it is slow cause it is not running in a linux enviroment, but one tuned to that of windows. so even tho the problem isn't with ubuntu or linux in general, it is with the installation method chosen, ppl still blame linux for it.
the other one i see, is they install ubuntu or other distro, and without even trying to use native programs, the first they thing do is intall wine and try to get all their windows applications to run, even if their is linux based alternatives or native applications of the software. wine is debilitating to a new user as it keeps their reliance on windows programs high, so when something fails in wine, it becomes a linux problem...
i hope i have made sense and cleared up my standing on the issue, differentiate between the problems, and all should be good