First of all, nobody is forced to use Windows 10. There has been a lot of publicity, including here on CNET, on how to disable it and keep using Windows 7 or 8.1 without being asked to upgrade. And for everybody there's the option to go back in 30 days.
I find https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1013093 rather clear on what models support Windows 10 and what models don't. Assuming your model is listed as supported, what do you mean wiht "obtuse"?
Has anyone else had a loss of USB ports since being forced to use Win 10? If so, have you solved the problem and how did you do it? I feel Asus is being purposely obtuse.