Wow !! I was thinking EXACTLY the same. I’ve been with Apple since Snow Leopard, got way more done once I had abandoned mucking with Windows XP. But for me it was the updates highly touted which were removing things or moving them to other places that turned me off. That plus trying to turn a desktop computer into a giant version of an I-Phone. Really annoying.
TrueOS has knocked my socks off so far, it’s got real potential and that potential is being now realized. i have most of the apps I usually use on the Mac including handbrake , no equivalent to Burn yet for making video DVDs but I’m sure there’s one out there, and I don’t know what to use in place of CDParanoia which I think is not available (have not looked to closely on that one).
That leaves just me needing wine to run “Chess Genius” my favorite chess program (I’ve actually beaten it once) which was a brilliant 32 bit assembly language app which will run under a 32 bit wine. I have it on my Mac running now too.
The big win is ZFS, of course. When Apple passed on that one, I knew they had blundered or were intentionally avoiding it in order to play the “lock them in” game. But that game’s days are numbered as everyone must realize by now.