The simple truth with windows 10 is that it is full of bloatware and online tie ins, which is why people don’t love it. They have to use as frankly the <insert interface> <insert flavour> <insert kernel> Linux thing is far too much effort for anyone to actually use. I just want to turn the damn thing on and play my game, not spend the rest of my life looking through https://distrowatch.com
Throughout the years I've had several experiences with various Linux distributions and I will admit I was generally dissatisfied. Partly because of lack of knowledge in the matter, which in turn led to frustration, partly because of how accustomed I was to Windows, convenience that is to say. Coming back to the Linux environment after a while I started discovering its flexibility and the progress it made in the meantime. Granted, there are still things I dislike, but on the whole I find it a superior experience to Windows. I will not say that Linux is on the same level as Windows when it comes to gaming, there are fundamental differences between the two in this category, but I am happy to notice its constant improvement.
I honestly think a distro like Linux Mint requires far less effort than Windows 10, especially regarding maintenance. Installing it is a breeze, you don't have to deal with all that bloatware MS keeps pushing, updates are straightforward and you are actually able to see what is going on with your system, unlike Windows. MS still has the generic naming system in place and a lack of transparency concerning updates. Sure, you can always follow a link to their KB database, but wouldn't it make more sense to learn all that in the OS itself?
Linux is able to adapt to your needs and level of knowledge. You want something simple, without much hassle? Ubuntu and its derivatives are there to fulfill such needs. You want to ramp it up? Then go for some of the other distributions.
There is a general misconception that Linux is difficult to use on a daily basis. I see it in a different light: it can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. For the most part, it's entirely up to you.
As a note, I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 only to have several undesired ads creep up on the system. Apparently I am in dire need of Bubble Witch, Candy Crush, Roblox and Mahjong. I absolutely despise such tactics.