I never know what user-friendly means, because it depends on the user.
I suppose for a newcomer to Linux, VL will indeed not be that friendly.
Vasm and VasmCC take a big amount of "unfriendliness" from system configuration, but there will always be instances where one needs to go to the command line...
Partly this might be because some of the "friendly" gui tools out there are integrated in kde and gnome. The cost of using a lighter and less bloated environment will be that some things will be missing. Not impossible to add, though. You might be able to install these frontends, if you also install the dependencies (this comment does not apply to the SOHO version, of course).
As an example, I just ordered a bluetooth dongle, and when it arrives I'll have to fiddle a bit with some commands and files to get it going. There are bluetooth managers for kde and gnome, but you might not want to install the dependencies, and they might not even be in the repositories.
A similar thing might apply for 3g-modems. I suppose a new user might prefer to have the system pop up some notification, and open up a gui frontend along with some instructions and tooltips, instead of looking at /var/log/messages.
Another example might be when you should put a line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local to get something going at system startup. I suppose a new user (to Linux) will go to the "Autostarted applications" setting in xfce. Which might not work...
But I wonder whether these things are so much of a problem... I guess the "new user" just has to learn a couple of new things (like we all did). Which really do help in the long term. Personally, I think I prefer typing "hcitool scan" for searching bluetooth devices and "wvdialconf" to get a 3G-modem going than having a bunch of running daemons, system tray icons, and pop-up notifications. Same for the "autostarted" applications, where I can have all the fine-grained control in the world, and start something in rc.local, or before that, or in .xinitrc, or in .bashrc, or in xfce, etc, etc...
I guess my point is I don't see anything wrong in users having to learn new things, even if these things aren't plain obvious. Even if they need to read the docs and discover the logic of the system.
At the same time, I agree with you that VL is more "old-user-friendly" than "new-user-friendly". It can be daunting in the beginning, and sometimes you just want your work to get going and not worry about what to type in a terminal to get a device working. And I guess it takes a certain type of "curious" personality to see the challenges as interesting and not as hassle.
So I think the video is a great idea, with some sort of guided tour, perhaps not just of the gui, but also of the most used commands and system files.
But as Caitlyn said, I think it would belong in the website, and not in the distro.
EDIT: Ok, this turned out to be huge... sorry for the rambling.