I don't think people know how janky Linux Gaming was a few years ago and how much better it has gotten.
Up until Proton/SteamPlay was introduced, most Linux gamers had 2 or more Steam installation. One for your native games, one under Wine for the unproblematic games, and...1/6
another customized Wine based installation for each of the more problematic games. Lutris and PlayOnLinux were a godsend for managing these installations and quirks. Lutris is even capable of setting up a custom Wine/Proton installation for a lot of GoG or EGS games. 2/6
Optimus hybrid graphics were broken under Linux, mostly due to the nVidia's proprietary driver and it's graphics pipeline, until driver 435.17 from 2019! IIRC the recommended solution required a reboot for each switch from iGPU to dGPU. 3/6
I could go on for hours how annoying nVidia Optimus was on Linux...

Valve putting Steam on Linux and investing into the user experience did significantly improve stuff. The Open Source Linux drivers for Intel and AMD matured a lot over the past years, to the point... 4/6
that Mesa and the included OpenGL drivers are now excellent and the recommended drivers for every AMD user, except CAD (for now). The AMDVLK/RADV Vulkan driver situation is a little more complicated, but that's mostly down to politics and legal issues. 5/6
It's not perfect, but it is much better than it has ever been. Audio is finally getting fixed, thanks to @PipewireP, Anti-Cheat is being figured out, and we will soon have two dGPU vendors with great support for Linux. 6/6

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