I answered the questions posed by those posting later=> before they asked those questions, mostly.
A simplified/blanket reply for those disinclined towards reading longer postings:
1. MILLIONS of ween-doze users NEED an OS to replace it.
2. Linux is the logical alternative.
3. People dislike change, and most dislike having to learn new things, and resist both strongly.
4. For those folks to accept Linux it NEEDS to be very much like what they already know.
Hence look-alike & work-alike distros; AND a need for such distros to be polished a bit.
Complications are NOT desirable; command-line centeredness is 100% TABOO; ease & familiarity are ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to any possible success in this.
My attempt in this is to prove to myeslf, for the benefits of others (as explained earlier) that it CAN be done; to do it; and to be able to show it as having been do-able.
GUI-centeredness is here to STAY (look at the countless tablets now in usage).
Fiddling & diddling endlessly as a hobby is for the very few.
What I describe as my goal is needed by THE MANY - the non-technical - who need things to be visual no-brainers.
There. Does that help at all ?
Here is a wonderful talk by Linus Torvalds in case anyone has not already viewed it=>