At the end of the day, what is, is. So laugh about it.
Wait, I presume winscp is a replacement for the Unix scp tool, in the same way that putty is a replacement for the Unix ssh tool?They shouldn't be competitors, right? They're trying to achieve 2 different objectives? (File transfer vs. remote session)
There are two distinct activities here, file management versus executing remote programs. But until recently I've been trying to accomplish them both through a terminal shell. Also, 95% of what I do on remote linux machines is file management. So yeah I've been using the wrong tool.