Originally posted by Eerath
Anything Debain based may be tricky, but it's worth it in the end and you learn a lot on the way.
I'm a bit confused by this statement. First of all, you have SimplyMepis in your profile, so I'm assuming it wasn't too tricky for you. Secondly, I've found Debian-based distros to be the easiest around to use (just my personal preference, of course), but what's so "tricky" about them?
Pure Debian has its bumps, of course, but even that can be easy to install and use if you pick the "desktop" install option. Can you elaborate on your use of the word tricky