I wonder if there is any way to buy a new iMac without MacOS Catalina. Probably not. So my thoughts are to wait out the storm—maybe next year, maybe the year after.
Or maybe Linux, which I’m very comfortable with. Yes, I would give up lots of app$, but I’m mostly a plain text guy, so everything I do can be picked up with little effort.
Time for an experiment: Linux Only for, let’s say, one month. I think I’ll give it a try.