I see where you are all coming from. My solution for this problem is to have more than one PC.
For example =
One for Storage
One for normal apps like Office and PhotoShop
And one for Hardcore gaming.
By doing this the games machine almost turns into a console as it can only game and browse the net. But because of the limitations it turns into a pure 1000bhp PC.
I had the pleasure of cleaning out my server the other day - Music folder arranged into bands. Then in the bands folder the albums. Perfect. Software drive took hours. Cleaned it all into easy to navigate folders. Yay me.