No,no flames. I have great respect for Linux, periodically install it as dual boot, and then find I'm unwilling to give up Picasa or some other program that doesn't do Linux. So I just never get around to really getting into it.
And, yes, back in the day I was able to do some quite ornate things in DOS with batch files. Though even that was generally modifying other people's stuff. People would wonder why it took my machine so long to boot. Big batch files are not all that fast.
But now I'm really old and lazy.
Afraid I am more likely to gripe than grep.