Package management? Drag/drop complete applications? Unless it installs kernel extensions (in which case, run the installer) - applications are self contained bundles. Run them from wherever the hell you like. Want to move it off your system and onto an external drive or run from the network? Just move the icon… done. Package management is a broken idea for platforms that are doing it wrong pretty much.
The frameworks are massively ahead of windows or linux, which means better applications. things like folder actions, the fact that there’s never a need to refresh because displayed data is kept up to date, the resolution independence that actually works.
Aqua doesn’t even rate a mention. Much of the cool stuff has been in macOS since NEXT… and there’s still a reasonable unix underneath it all.
I hate windows and Linux is a complete pain in the ass as a desktop platform.
macOS for me is worth paying for to get off windows and onto a unix with a user interface and applications that aren’t garbage.
If you haven’t spent much time with macOS though i get it. It takes at least a week or so to get your head around because if you’re conditioned to the windows or linux way of having to screw around to make things happen, the lack of doing so on the mac seems… odd (e.g., the package management example above). I truly believe far too many people try macOS for 10-15 minutes, freak out, consider it wierd and “Crap”. After devoting many years of their life to figuring out how to work with Windows.