JohnC_21. thanks for your link, it's bookmarked!
I'm a Dell owner also. Yes, Microsoft has a much harder time in cramming these ideas down the EU consumer's throats, whereas in the US, they fairly do much as they please. This is because they're highly active in US politics in the highest places, where there's little resistance to their deeds.
Worse yet, we have little support as to Tech/Internet activism, maybe some small victories that hasn't been won in full yet (such the definition of broadband of being 25Mbps down/3Mbps up), and what all the Net Neutrality deal is over. These are issues that affects everyone with most any type of Internet connection w/out a solid support group, yet there are others where the beneficiaries are only a microscopic fraction of the nation's citizens. Yet the protests over these will come hard & full throttle, they tend to forget where most of their work is done. Online, beginning with petitioning, where the NSA via Microsoft can monitor every step of their way, keeping the government one foot ahead on all of their plans.
As a whole, the North American consumer market is one that buys now, pays the hidden price later, w/out regards to what that price may be. In this case, freedom, what millions have laid their lives down for, yet many takes that for granted. Some of the content of the 'Bill of Rights' applies to us also. Yet we have no major consumer rights group (if so, point these out) willing to stand up to Microsoft & call for what's right. Control over our personal property, to include how Microsoft violates that control over & over again, and could do worse at their will (the kill switch).
Don't expect improvement of this with Windows 10, rather a worsening state, with the NSA via Microsoft acting against us w/out as much as a search warrant to access all of the content of our hard drives. Even the things one would never want another person, even their spouse, to know.
My next PC will be home built, to (partially) avert any of these types of events. Some of the rest is on our end, adding & using search engines to our browsers that doesn't collect IP addresses, and being sure that when purchasing that shiny new Windows 10 PC, to be disconnected from the Internet, to force the creation of a Local, rather than a Live account.
Is it a wonder why so many consumers are now wanting Windows 7 computers? Not all are ignorant of what is happening under their very noses & are taking a stand, even if that's only going to last until the year 2020. If one thought that XP holdouts were bad, we've seen nothing yet. Usershare of Windows 7 is continuing to grow as of this date.
The bottom line being, is a free OS worth your freedom? If the answer is Yes, then go with the flow. If No, then do something about it. Inaction equals acceptance. There's an OS on one computer that I had considered upgrading to Windows 10, that plan has been scrapped.