I have worked with computers for about 15 years now and there is something that I just have to get off my chest. Every single time that I have made use of the default "documents, music, videos, etc" folders in either Windows or GNU/Linux, I have regretted it later.
The primary reason for it is that for some peculiar reason, those default folders always get filled with random garbage by various programs and I have to spend a great deal of time cleaning up the mess if I want to migrate from one OS to another.
Moreover, by default, programs constantly scan, index, and probe those folders. They lock certain files for no reason and prevent me from backing up the entire folders. It's just a complete nightmare and gets worse over time.
Because of this, whenever I do a clean install of any operating system for myself, I just create an another partition where I keep all my personal files and I've decided to tell those default folders to go eff themselves and ignore them completely.
Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same?