I have some background in IT but I didn't want to play a Unix Admin role at home !
Mint gave me the will to install a Linux on my home computer.
The forums and Google were quite helpful during my migration from an MS environement.
The most difficult parts were :
1./ UEFI /boot/efi
2./ Migration from Outlook to Thunderbird
It is quite easy indeed. My difficulty comes from the fact that I have "MS Windows reflex and behaviour" but I keep learning.
Linux Mint 17 Xfce / UEFI
Intel C847 1.1MHz / ATI HD 6450 / 8 GB DDR3 / SSD 120GB