Is there a flavor of linux that you prefer over Ubuntu? Being new this is the only one I've tried so I'm curious of other Linux users opinions.
If you are completely new to linux I would suggest you keep going with Ubuntu. It is a good distro to start with and described as being novice-friendly. I personally like LFS, Slackware and Debian. All of them are seen as advanced and in general not for the beginner.
I would advise to stick with the distro you choose for a while before trying out/switching to others.
If you want to have a look what distro's are available, go to this site Distro Watch
. A site dedicated to just about all the distro's out there.
LQ also has a section dedicated to distro's: Distro Reviews
There's also a good distro chooser test: Linux Distribution Chooser
. Take the test, answer the questions honestly and it will come up with the distro('s) that should suit you.
Hope this helps.