Could not agree more. I feel like a lot of people are on a crusade against Microsoft not because they didn't deliver what they said they would, but because they didn't deliver what THEY wanted. Windows 10 is an amazing OS, looking as sharp as it behaves, and with a lot of services - and as you said, privacy was not a priority for Microsoft - it's pretty much never been, and people should know that by now. If privacy is such an important issue for them, there are plenty of other (and free) alternatives to Windows.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.