Well... I've decided I'm finally gonna do it. I'm finally gonna switch to Linux. I'm doing all the research necessary. I've decided on Ubuntu as my distro, though I considered a couple others I think it will give me what I want. I'm gritting my teeth about getting Photoshop to work, and how many of my Steam games probably won't work, and how I'll have to find alternatives to a bunch of my software... But I'm confidant that I'll manage and I'll come out on top in the end. I think of it as future-proofing; I think Linux is the future (and should be). Hopefully as WINE gets better I'll be able to use more of the programs I know and love, and new programs will come out for Linux that I will get to know and love even better than the ones I use.
Wish me the best of luck, and if you have any good tips on making the transition less painful please let me know.
It's about time, right?