Its a good place here, plenty of help.
Do you like linux for its ideals, or are you just looking to migrate from the problems associated with windows? you did briefly go into this, but I just wondered.
I came into linux looking to get away from MS and for a free operating system, but got sucked into the spirit of the thing
Its taken a fair amount of work (started in 2006), and frustration occassionally, but its been a very rewarding experience, and its now (almost) plain sailing.
Edit: I should add its taken so long because Ive learned to administrate the system from the commandline. Your distro, if its ubuntu or similar, wont take anywhere near that amount of effort, as its very much 'ready to go'.