6 features disappearing in Windows 10 and how to replace them
Yeah, it was disappointing to find out about Solitaire (though it is something of a relief to find MS acting more like one would expect them to. The devil you know...) but it's not like MS has a lock on the solitaire market. There are literally dozens of solitaire websites and downloadable software to get your solitaire fix. Not much of a deal-breaker.
I've checked my system and there is indeed a beefy ~6GB hidden $Windows BT directory here. Though I did "reserve" my copy of Windows 10. Meh.
Windows Media Player is hot garbage and won't be missed. And since the year is no longer 2005, I will not be needing DVD software. But, in the off chance that I find my old copy of Matrix Reloaded, I could always use 3rd party software to play it. I would probably do that anyway.
And as of yet, there is no sign that the core functionality of Windows 10 will cost a dime for the users who went with the Windows 10 upgrade.