Basically my *points* are the differences between sliders and open in/ out doors and how they might impact an individual's lifestyle.
You don't like your slider? Fine, remove it.
I don't want the door that connects my family room to my deck to swing open in either direction for all the reasons I mentioned above. Having to rearrange either my family room or limit my deck space to accommodate a swinging door is far from "nit picking".
Like I said, to each his own.
Again, that all depends on the amount of snow and how much stress you want to put on the door. As I stated earlier, the words you used were "quite a pushing experience". That tells me that were abnormally high stresses put on the frame and hinges. That's simply not something I would want to subject my expensive door to.
But again, to each his own. If you're OK with that, that's fine. Really.
Oh come, is a slider a poorer invention than these?