It is not *patronizing* to people who actually *want* to run free software. It is convenience and a feature. If you want to run non-free software, you have tons of options. Why does it bother you so much that there is a subset of the community that wants to have things 100% free and doesn't even want a suggestion of non-free software? Why not just let us do that without all the attacks?
Suggesting that the FSF, of all organizations, is trying to keep people ignorant is ridiculous. It would be hard to come up with an organization that has made people more aware of these issues than anyone else.