Probably A Mammal
I think package management is great. I couldn't stand to go back to RPMs or something. My point was about the components of the system. The desktop manager doesn't always work seamlessly with the file manager, for instance. Since Windows is itself a unified collection of components, everything works together: the menus, the managers, etc. One thing I love about Windows 7 is the ability to easily drag or right-click and move/pin something to my start menu or my folder expansion, etc. It makes the ability to manage and navigate the system the way I want to become a seamless transition, and when we migrated to 7 toward the start of this year, I quickly picked up how to use this OS, even though in a lot of ways it was significantly different. The changes were a welcome. This is not to say a unified system is necessarily better. The fact that a Linux system is a patchwork of components is a plus in a lot of ways. If I don't like a certain menu manager or file manager, etc., I can just change to another. The problem is that often by design they are not made to integrate with all the other components. An integrated system is very nice, especially for people that don't want to be a techie whenever they use their computer. I like the option of changing out system components, but personally it becomes an annoyance when I also expect my system to seamlessly work together and it doesn't. I had hoped the last Ubuntu I used would have been more integrated, but the little things did matter. I wasn't willing to deal with it at the time, and I was testing out the Windows Installer (sucks!). If I change over again, I'll just make sure to do a full install.