|Enhanced hardware support||72 (70%)|
|Better Audio and Video tools||60 (58%)|
|Faster boot/shutdown||49 (48%)|
|Wine: Full Windows app support||48 (47%)|
|New and enhanced XORG||47 (46%)|
|Ease of use (GUI, Wizards, etc)||43 (42%)|
|Better Gaming||43 (42%)|
|Include proprietary software||42 (41%)|
|Long Term Support||36 (35%)|
|4G Internet everywhere support||32 (31%)|
|Better Desktop FX||27 (26%)|
|Single Packaging||23 (22%)|
|1 year cycle release||23 (22%)|
|Almost no applications preinstalled||23 (22%)|
|2 years release cycle||19 (18%)|
|Internet driven (ala Google Chrome)||15 (14%)|
|6 months release cycle||14 (13%)|
|Tons of applications preinstalled||14 (13%)|
|100% open source||14 (13%)|
|Native Social Integration||8 (7%)|
As expected, hardware support is one of the elements that most people identify as an area of improvement. Better audio and video tools comes second, which I found surprising myself, for I thought other items would be regarded higher. From there things get a lot tighter, with faster boot up/shut down coming third and better Windows support from Wine coming fourth.
One thing I forgot about, though, was better power management. My laptops batteries last noticeably less with Linux than they do with Windows, specially with Windows 7. I know there is constant and steady improvement in this area, which is why I hope to see Linux managing power better in a few years time.
All things considered, the good news is that most things identified here are already widely considered as areas of improvement. They will surely get better shortly, certainly before 2014! XORG is undergoing a complete revamp, Wine is constantly growing more powerful and solid and most distros already are making efforts to boot faster. In addition, certain distros like Linux Mint or Pardus are doing an extremely good job at removing difficulty and making Linux more accessible to everyone.
The list goes on and on... The future is looking bright!
Thanks for reading and specially to those who voted.