I see your point about them all eventually being rolled up anyway. Seems we can't escape them. The Quality rollup ads a new service to win 7 called "Diagnostics Tracking Service" and it set to automatically run. One can disable it, but does it really get disabled?
I wouldn't mind if ALL the telemetry can be turned off, but has it been proven one can shut up win 7 by registry hacks/group policy switches?
Win 10, even with everything shut off, still talks to MS. I would like to know if win 7 can be shut up in a real way opposed to win 10.