By the way, don't giving a shit about your system actually makes everything harder. We at Arch think that less means more and the reverse is also true when it comes to simplicity, involvement and newbie friendliness. Relying on graphical tools and bloat whose only purpose is to hide inherent complexity effectively increases complexity. And that's exactly what I witness with the vast majority of college mates running Ubuntu (just as average Windows and Mac users). They struggle to make Ubuntu do the limited things they can imagine, even minimal ones like modifying files outside their home folder, and often come to me when Ubuntu fails to install drivers for their Wi-Fi cards and stuff. All these bells and whistles are just because they don't give a damn about UNIX and FOSS.
Ignorance leads to problems, problems you won't be able to solve unless you leave mediocrity.