Well, looks like your experience is giving to you a nice point of view, as I said, I agree with you about the linux issues and the documentation subject. I really see your point, and I think linux needs to become more user friendly, making more easy-to-manage systems or writing more and better documents. Of course, there is no freedom if the options are unreachable (that is why a good interface is needed).
About the forum, I think this is a very comfortable place for a newbie, I can say it because I am a relative new linux user, and I learn a lot here and the guys are really helpful. Is pretty much for "the rest of us".
Believe me, after 40 installations on one day you cannot think at all :p
Wow! We can say you are busy! give some rest to those eyes, you'll need them in a few years too
I like your point of view, nice to have you as a forum member, I hope you stay around.