It looks as though DAZ|Studio v2.2 has quite good support under the latest wine (Platinum support based on wineHQ review). I guess you CAN have your cake and eat it too - all while modeling a human being!!
I don't generally have troubles looking at youtube videos, however I don't generally look at more than 10 or so at a time (on occasions).
I think momentum is building in *nix, especially with MSs help (i.e. Vista and soon-to-be v7)