|The day where I can recommend that my father use Linux (without the fear of him calling me on a daily basis to fix things) is the day I’ll proclaim the “year of the Linux desktop” has arrived.
Wayne Richardson, Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Release Notes Rewritten in Plain English
You could have said the same thing about Windows ten years ago. Remember drivers and .DLL files? I think the learning curve is going to be the same no matter what operating system you start with. It’s no different for Linux on the desktop. The navigation, jargon and acronyms are always going to be confusing the first time you jump into a new OS.