Wine is to run Windows apps in Linux. If ppl wants/needs to run Windows apps, shouldn’t they run them in Windows?
I never used Wine, for one reason. I run Linux apps in Linux, and if I need to run a Windows app, such as Autocad, which cannot be run natively in Linux, I use Windows. Usually the laptops I bought always came with Windows, and I never throw away something I paid for. Wine, I think gives prominence to Windows apps and in a way advertises it.
Regarding all those 32bit Windows apps (games etc) that would still run on Windows would depend on Windows itself, not Linux, or even Wine. I don’t play games, so can’t say much about them, but I have a Windows 10 device that runs a 32 bit Windows 10. It, of course has a 64 bit processor. Now, this device has only System32, and as it is running the 32bit OS, that System32 has only 32bit software. In another device, which has the 64 bit Windows 10 has the system folder System32, which actually ha only 64 bit software, and there’s another system folder called SysWow64, which has only 32 bit software. The 32 bit OS device doesn’t have SysWow64 folder.
Now, one day, MS would say, end of support for 32bit software and even the 32bit Windows 10, just like it did with Windows RT. No one is going to create apps for Windows RT, would they? Like that, one day, all these 32bit app/games developers would have to start creating 64bit apps/games or lose business. That OS dictates the terms, doesn’t it.
I am keeping that 32bit Windows 10 device, just to see how long it would have support. No one is going to keep on supporting 32 bit devices and software.