I've worked in Windows since #1.0. I even studied NT and 2000 server in college. I started with computers in 1977 and went to PCs in 1985.
I just finally gave up; I couldn't stand the constant freezing and Blue Screen of Deaths. I made the switch to Linux in mid-2006 and haven't looked back. It IS strange to be a noobie at my age and experience level; but each day it gets better.
If I don't make it to Heaven, just send me wherever dogs go.