You must not be using your pc very much I guess, if having some very minor app is a deciding factor for you for using an OS. For most people (and me) it's exactly the opposite - no client just means they are just not going to use evernote. Hardly any loss. Tho I generally agree with your general take on this. Don't be so quick to call Evernote a minor app. As for some it's crucial to Business or central to everything they do on the computer. If I was collaborating with multi-users and in a projects orientated enviroment with others. Then Evernote becomes more than just a minor app. And would put it on the Major & Crucial rung of the Ladder. .
Well since I moved to linux was always dismayed that Evernote had no intentions for a Linux client. Totally understand their stance and agree with it. But was missing it from use in windows and on my Tablet. So decided to give a whirl and installed Evernote_220.127.116.114 in my KDE linux desktop using wine. Sync create new note even right click spell checking all seems to work so far. Found it seems faster and more responsive then something like the java based Nixnote a.ka. Neverpad. And more feature rich than Everpad & Nixnote. So don't know all the guff towards Evernote for making a sound decision at this time. May change in the future but at present if wanting to use Evernote in Linux this is your only option. Suck it Up and Accept the Facts! .