I really want to switch to Linux full-time, but gaming keeps me here on Windows (I guess there have been LEAPS and BOUNDS of progress since I first attempted to switch over in 2014, buuuuut)
I'm still relatively inexperienced with Linux myself, I just finally switched to Ubuntu 18.10 a month or so ago, but I did want to mention that there's a Linux steam client without the use of Wine. Although still limitations on which games will run. But I have, indeed, heard a few people use the setup you mentioned to work with a Windows-functional version of Steam.
@vrysius I’m nervous lol 😬 I don’t play a huge variety of games, but rather lots of hours in a few games that I like. Do you know anything about mod support via Wine or the Linux version of Steam?