I find it funny and ironic that the Linux folk spend so much time and energy trying to look like Windows
I kind of agree...
I think two things are going on here, one being the number of folks savvy enough to "make the switch" but the interface needs to be a little more like what we are all so used to, and the other being the fact that Microsoft actually had a few good ideas that are worth implementing in whatever OS you're using.
Me, I have gone almost the opposite. One of the many reasons I use Linux is because I can use my computer in a way that is not locked in to the Microsoft interface. I used Litestep on Windows for this very reason; I can set it up the way I
work, not the way Explorer allows
me to work.