I appreciate it's not Windows, so please don't shoot me down, but after using Windows for 20 years, and trying Linux numerous times, it's never gotten anywhere close, except now, with elementary. It actually feels quite like my former home, except for 2 things, which I really hope I can change. They might seem small and insignificant, but they are a HUGE barrier for me, especially as I have no choice but to run Windows at work.
1/ I really need to have the window controls (close/minimize/maximize) on the same side as windows. It's very tiresome to automatically go to the wrong side each time, having consistency for me, between windows and elementary is essential.
2/ Single Click, Double Click behavior. Again, for the same reasons, habits are hard to break, and switching between OS and home and OS at work needs to be as seamless as possible. I need to be able to set a similar Windows style mouse click.
If I can sort these seemingly small, but to me, huge barriers, I think I could really get to love this flavor of Linux. To the developers, if there was a one-click, "make my OS feel more at home" wizard that make it work like Windows, (or Mac, or other operating systems), setting all these things, this would be a huge step in getting a good early user experience.