>> ... >> - Users can install anything anywhere they want, and it works. >> ... > > And what are the benefits of the "benefits" given by you? > > Sorry, I just see no reason at all why anything should be anywhere > else than /usr for packages /usr/local for > self-compiled-not-yet-packaged and /opt for crappy commercial > software. What if you need 2 versions of the same package? What if you need 2 copies of the same package with different configurations?