A thousand times this. PC gaming is easier than ever, but ease of use parity with consoles is nonsense.
I've recently recovered my old 5.1 system, because I was tired of adjusting the sound output between voices and action scenes watching the entire Avengers saga. These speakers worked perfectly with my entire system 3 years ago, therefore I expected no problems now:
PS4 - Check
PS3 - Check
Xbox One - Check
Xbox 360 - Check
PC with SoundBlaster Z - No 5.1
DD/DTS was disabled in the SB control panel. I try to enable it, but can't because "this device is in use". The usual answers in internet don't help (reinstall, update drivers, update windows) After a few hours, finally, finally, I find an unexpected and correct answer. MIC access (not to mention the rest of those W10 privacy options) is disabled for apps, I enable it and can finally set DD/DTS on. I can even fine tune it, there's a check in the MIC privacy options that allows to keep it off, while allowing access to the MIC by standard windows programs.
I'm sure there's an explanation why setting the MIC off for apps affected the SBZ DD/DTS optical output, but my point is, if I almost gave up on this, the general user wouldn't even try.
I now have another 1% riddle. After a few seconds, The Witcher 2 reboots the PC, no BSOD, no warning, no nothing. Like 5.1, this has worked before. The internet answers are the usual, with a new one, power supply. I don't see how a 700W power supply which works perfectly with my entire collection, including The Witcher 3, could be the culprit, but for now, fuck this.
As easy as consoles, lol.