4th, I'm not going to sit here and argue symantecs with you. I agree that windows default is incorrect, however, in light of the obvious circumstances your argument is moot.
As of this posting I will no longer be replying to this thread based on Point 4 given above.
I am sorry that you seem to not want to educate people and just seem to use the excuse of what you think the "average user" is. If people who know better choose to not educate people on the proper way to do things, then your average use will never learn or know any better. I have explained to people why they should not just accept the default and they have learned by it. While some may not choose to do what I suggest, at least I tried. It seems that you don't care to even try to share the knowledge of doing it a better way.
Your 3rd statement is condescending towards people and I have found it to be false since when things are explained, they do care. If no one tells them otherwise, then of course they are not going to learn or know better.
Your 4th statement contradicts what you said before. My "argument" is not moot at all. Please try to keep a more open mind.
Your standard list of dual boot instructions is also incorrect. If you are not willing to give people the proper information, then it is best to not give any information. First off, you should backup before defragmenting and most programs tell you that. It is also important to know that you don't want just a single partition with Linux. What about the swap? Please don't give people wrong information.
Based on your message, it is best for you to not reply to this thread, the reasons I have given above. I hope you give some thought to what I have said and choose to accept people as people who can learn and are willing to have new ideas explained to them.