My gut feeling tells me these HDR400/600/1000 certifications are being handed out like cookies. Probably to create the impression there's HDR capable equipment out there and entice producers of HDR content.
Neah, my PC is not collecting dust. I have a tablet for a quick browse, but I will not trade my 24" 16:10 monitor for anything. I'll trade it for a 32" at some point, but they need to come down in price quite a bit before that happens.
Yeah, the moment I realized I simply don't have time for games anymore is the moment I no longer needed to boot into Windows. This was followed by the moment I realized my printer is just an expensive paperweight for Arch Linux :D
You're not in their target segment, that's why you do see things the same way.
A non tech savvy user can both be mesmerized by things that appear to magically work and completely oblivious to the fact their device may have missing features or is making them jump through unnecessary hoops. And...
Isn't whining about Apple's ecosystem being a walled garden a bit redundant?
People are an interesting bunch on their own, though. Windows adds an app store, nobody wants it. Apple adds an app store (with no possibility to bypass it), people flock to iOS. Just try to come up with a business...
You know, you can simply choose custom install and uncheck the whole GFE thing. Problem solved. (I also uncheck the 3D crap I don't need)
And if you want the absolute minimum installed, do not install anything and let Windows install just the graphics driver.
Both of the above are more sensible...