My dude, I understand where you're coming from -- I really do. But you gotta remember that most people don't know the first thing about computer science, and Linux-based systems are very technically demanding. Chromebooks work out of the box, for a long time, and interface with the typical user via plaintext. Closing off some possibilities and losing some control that you don't even know you HAVE is a totally reasonable tradeoff for most people. Plus, some of them have touchscreens, I guess.