I have been very suspicious of this for some time now, just have not even looked at Win10 even once.... but, I have been "reading the mail" in the usergroups and have seen comments like this before.yes, you are right. with mint, it installs ALL packages that a modern, millennial may want. it will get them going nicely. in windows we use to call it bloatware. mint is a resource hog, not as bad as windows, but really eats the ram.
I have been noticing that it seems that Mint needs more RAM than the old bare Linux packages that I installed many years ago.... it will not install on my old Toughbook that only has a 256 mb hard drive, and 256 mB of RAM.
most of those windows users that have fear of linux dont realize that android, mac, others, are linux base. windows 10 is more linux like than linux is windows like. if you sat down at a mint 18.1 box, the average joe would think it was windows...albeit without the security/virus/malware risks.
the one basic one that I have noted is that "Win10 " is the "last version number" ??
they will just be upgrading the packages that make it run... ie Unix/Linux