I've been running Debian for about ten years on my server boxes. I like gaming too much
to use it on my main machine though
That's probably the main reason that young people haven't embraced linux and said effu to windoze. None of the bestest latest games come out in linux until they're old news. You can work around that and play your favorite games on linux but, the key word is work
It's not a problem for me because for the most part, I'm not a gamer at all. with the exception that I used to love the real time strategy games like command and conquer.
By coincidence, linux has the best rts game I've ever played in WAR ZONE 2100. Much cooler than C&C.