I know it's maddening. Somehow I've managed to avoid (so far) the problems you are having. Is (another?) new computer the answer for you? Can you go back to Win7?

Please, you CAN'T give up. The astronomy community needs you. This forum needs you. Who will be the Python mentor for the next generation? (Your favorite subject?!) Who will tell us all how to get around these Windows problems? We need the Ganesha in you for all of us as the god of wisdom, success and good luck.

I'll certainly miss your wit and your vast expertise if you decide to go. I'm hoping you won't.