This thread is supposed to be opinion based, friend, each person giving reasons as to why they feel one antivirus program is better than another or why they prefer to use one over another that is what I stated
With that being said, I do agree that having virus scanners as a free option would be nice. However, antivirus programs are businesses (Mcafee, Norton, etc). And, like with any business, they want to make money just as anyone else. I don't mind having to pay for antivirus, as long as it's not completely unreasonable, because, normally, the ones that you pay for work better than the ones that you don't pay for. Let the better program win
Also, MSE isn't a bad program. However, it does seem to use quite a bit of processing to run scans. I do agree that it's decent (I would still prefer AVG)
And 100% agree that if you use common sense, you can avoid most viruses.