I think I am something between those two kinds of users. I prefer programs that are fast and good I do not care much about how a program looks like. I do not fear to use the console as long as the program is good. But I am a newbie to the world of Linux that's why I have chosen Mandrake to be my first distro.
A friend told me to use some of those easier to install and handle distros and change to another distro after I got some experience. I think he did not want me to become too frustrated or something like that, because he knows that I need at least a bit convenience.