How are you going to be calling anyone a "snowflake" when you're doing most of the crying?
Game Pass does work on PC, on any available game Microsoft label as "Xbox Play Anywhere." It's not a huge list of titles, but it does work, and Sea of Thieves is one of the supported games. Microsoft announced it not long ago, and you can confirm it yourself with a Game Pass trial and something like Gears of War 4 (or Sea of Thieves, in a few hours).
On PC I can get the standard edition looking and playing better than the enhanced edition with the use of mods... :)
we all do, but maybe now there are new possibilities regarding performance while still having the eye candy
OK TV show, terrible game.
If you hang out with people who build their own PC, then you might think that, but the reality is that the number of people that build their own PC is very small, so this "alarming rate" that you talk about is a huge exaggeration, unless you can prove me wrong of course.