Earlier, someone posted a "question" (I would hardly consider it that) that was basically him ranting on how he doesn't like how it's difficult to do basic tasks on Ubuntu such as getting the correct permissions to write to a USB and getting an email client to work properly, and the only question in there was when he slapped on at the end that he was going to continue to have this mindset unless, and I quote,
I tried to escape the many frustrations of Windows but the sheer amateurishness of Ubuntu is driving me back. I doubt very much that I am alone in this.
UNLESS, somebody here can prove me wrong or, better still, point me to a genuinely mature distribution.
I viewed this as an oppurtunity to try and broaden this person's perspective on the subject so I wrote a response that was aimed at convincing him (or anyone that viewed the page later on) that the Ubuntu was something that should be learned and doesn't have to be rushed due to frustration. I feel like the answer to the kind of mindset the original poster was having would be beneficial to people in a similar position. Here's the answer that I replied with:
All Ubuntu distributions are like that in a sense due to the fact that Ubuntu, in nature, is highly rewarding if you use it correctly. The potential for so much more is there for many things, but you have to learn the syntax, environment, and in general about how the OS processes things. If you are having so much trouble doing basic tasks, I would recommend either dual-booting or keeping another computer with Windows for the basic tasks that you are familiar with and on the side you can practice using the Ubuntu environment until you feel comfortable as using it as your primary OS. No rush, just let yourself learn at the pace that you want to, not the pace that you're forced to.
Overall, I think it would hurt to have the question closed. Rather, somehow make it into some sort of archived post as reference to others who are in similar situations. Obviously, adjustments to tags and title would be needed due to the nature of the original question, but I really do think that it could be a good resource. Is there any way that I could accomplish that sort of result?