Well I have a little idea where he is talking about but then years ago.
Starting with Red Hat to figure out what was Linux and how it worked. A colleague was nuts about Suse and was playing around with it in the office.
I bought Linux for Dummies to at least get an idea how I even had to install RH on my PC.
But all that searching and tweaking always gave me the feeling of victory when something finally worked, I never had it with Windows since there was nothing to tweak or search.
So now after years I am here again playing around with Mint, but this is all a whole different cookie, it's all in a gui, hell it even boots up graphical!
In the RH time I always had to boot into my gui with start x before I could even get out of a terminal
So yes I do like it, even not all is working out of the box it is giving me pleasure to find a proper solution. There are lots of topics on this and other forums to help you out and yes not all distro's work fine on all kind of hardware.
That's how I came here since the mentioned best linux distro Pinguy OS gave me a lot of problems due to my NVIDIA videocard.
Is that the fault of Pinguy OS? No it is just the fact I have hardware which is not well supported, no problem since there are a huge number of distro's that do work.
So if you don't like it just stop with it, maybe in some years you come back (like me) to see things changed a lot and make your life a lot easier.
Until that time, good luck!