I originally played with Ubuntu back in 2006 and after a disastrous family photos loss- always have multiple backups - I forgot about linux until about a year ago. Concerns over online privacy and Win10 telemetry started my journey back to linux and initially I was only looking at hardening Win10. I would credit this site https://www.privacytools.io/ with bringing linux to my attention again. So I started looking at Debian and quickly gave up as I could not get it installed. I think I then stumbled onto Distrowatch and started looking at the Top 10 list- I know what you guys think about that metric - I’ve been through MX, Manjaro, Mint, Fedora, Arco, Ubuntu and probably more and each time everything works, except one random thing so… nuke & pave was my response - Fast forward a year and I’ve settled on Ubuntu 18.04, I’m not a power user, I will use forums and internet search to try and fix problems but lose interest if it becomes too much of a chore.
To sum up my impressions, i guess I’ve found Ubuntu has so many support articles both official and third party that it fits me as a newer user, I can usually find the answer to my question somewhere on the Google.
Roadblocks, my biggest one was my own Nuke & Pave solution to any problems I had. I guess I was expecting everything to be perfect and now I realise that’s not possible, linux fragmentation is it’s greatest strength but possibly it’s Achilles heal too, anyway Long Live Linux.