Quote Originally Posted by BlackStar View Post
Wine is used as an excuse to write win32 applications instead of cross-platform applications (Qt, GTK, Wx, whatever). It has hurt Linux much more than Mono ever will.
For this reason Wine isn't better, that's for sure. However, imagine many applications wouldn't be cross-platform applications even if Wine wouldn't exist, so if this is an only solution to run some Windows programs, games which wouldn't be ported it's good to have it.