Not really. You can approach it like a hobby, and that's indeed the only way to get to the state I mentioned, or you can do like almost all the world's defense department and use something polished like RHEL (that would be Fedora for the common desktop).That wouldn’t be the only MS screwup they’ve worked around, I’m sure.
I have a Linux box that I built for fun, but quickly realized that was a hobby operating system—I would have to approach it like a hobby to really make it work. 30 years ago I’d be all over it. I just can’t get interested now.