Its not broken.
Its just in desperate need for rewrite, because original paradigm shifted - hence complete different design approach needed and contains deep legacy cruft, that is not needed anymore.
The year of Linux desktop for me was 2003.
Crawl out of your hole already.
Non-Linux developers & users are sometimes Nerds.
Due to the fact its Linux who invented functioning binary package management, it were Linux users that had to spend much less time getting and downloading ANYTHING.
Also, Linux offers by FAR MORE desktop environiments and configuration possiblities than windows and mac COMBINED.
Linux user is not forced any interface. Is it true for windows? Not. For Mac? IMHO, not. Never seen a Mac user using anything but default environiment.
Perhaps the turd is not Linux. Perhaps the turd is you?!