I run both Windows and Linux, and I rarely restart my computer, once a week or a month. I just close the lid to put it to sleep or just press sleep. But whenever I see an operating system being reviewed this metric is heavily emphasized. I can see the power saving aspect of it in a large corporation where shutting down 2000 computers might save some money in the long run, but I think people just put their computers to sleep.
Why do a lot of reviews emphasize this metric as a major point, or am I missing something or do people restart their computers very often?