I guess that depends on exactly what you mean by "third-party drivers built-in the kernel."
I would not want these truly "built-in" because they are third-party and drivers are subject to change in ways the OS is not. But, I do want them "shipped with" in the form of a database of common drivers from which the OS can choose when it recognizes the addition of a piece of hardware along with a function that at least attempts to check, "is there something newer," on the OS maker's own cloud-based driver database it could install.
Windows has been doing the latter for a very long time now. There were a lot of early driver-related issues with Win10 (for equipment that's still being produced) just as much because the equipment makers either didn't update the drivers to work with Windows 10, or didn't supply the updatedn drivers to MS for inclusion with the shipped database or inclusion on the cloud database of drivers. When it comes to discontinued hardware the situation becomes much more complicated, as you can sometimes find a driver that works that wasn't written specifically for Windows 10 and sometimes you can't.
I had to abandon an old Dell Inspiron 1720 as a Windows 10 box after an extensive search (at the time, and documented on this very site) did not turn up a functioning driver for the mouse pad, of all things. It's now a Linux Mint box, but not being actively used at the moment.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (my website address is in my profile) Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1709, Build 16299
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