There will be some arguing, learning, and emotional investment happening in this forum- that is good. That is what Linux is about- freedom of choice.

Remember that no matter which distro you choose- they are still different flavors of the same brand of ice cream-Linux.

Right now I like Mepis, last year it was Slackware, before that it was Gentoo. Next year-who knows?

If you're looking for something to be another Windows, you're in the wrong place. If you're looking for something that is limited only by the hardware, then welcome.