Bad form replying to myself but I didn't address the "doesn't know what a distribution is"
I know exactly what it is. And I know that non-server distributions have gotten very little traction. Which is why I'm proposing something very outside the box. Even our poster-child Ubuntu hasn't been able to bump web client marketshare above 2%. We have roughly the same web client marketshare as iOS on the iphone.
Think about that. We've got roughly the same marketshare as an operating system that is only 3 years old, costs money up front *AND* in many cases has a monthly fee in order to use it. It's not free, at all. And yet it's, at the moment, got similar numbers. Some people don't care about marketshare or users. They're entitled to that. But I have higher hopes for us and this free software model and I'd hate to think that "this is it".
I'm just saying what we're doing... the status quo... It's not working except for on the server. So lets just embrace it, drop what's not working, and move on.