Like I said, I can work with a need for some researchers to use Anaconda. I dislike the idea of it as a default, in part because this paragraph from the EULA really gets up my nose:
The United States currently has embargoes against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. The exportation, re-exportation, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a U.S. person wherever located, of any Continuum software to any of these countries is strictly prohibited without prior authorization by the United States Government. By accepting this Agreement, you represent to Continuum that you will comply with all applicable export regulations for Anaconda.