I have always felt a hipped roll out would have gained more acceptance then the tactic MS pulled, I thought it was a very pushy move that and the privacy concerns killed it for me.
Serious question: What is a "hipped roll out"? Not a term I've ever heard before.
I find it fascinating how "the privacy concerns" furor has died down almost entirely and not because anything has changed with Windows 10, but because people understand that the individual has an awful lot of control over what is or is not shared with Microsoft via the Privacy settings and a great many of the privacy concerns are actually about the use of cloud-based services, which all have these concerns and are in no way specific to Microsoft in any way.
I plowed through the EULA at length, and the amount of stuff prefaced by, "if you use this service" or "if you use the services" was huge. Since I don't use the vast majority of services (and we're talking apps like OneDrive, Xbox, and many others, not OS services which are a whole different thing) and the first thing I do on any Windows 10 installation is to review the Privacy Settings and tweak them as I like them I knew there was not much to worry about.
This was confirmed, as much as can be, by using Glasswire to monitor network traffic to Microsoft's servers under Windows 7 and Windows 10 as I set it. There was very little difference except for system health telemetry, and even that data is not huge if set to basic.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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