another Brit here.
I suspect I'm one of the older members of the Linux community at 51. I've been using various distros for a year or so (Puppy, Ubuntu, Sabayon) and have just recently discovered Pardus. As somebody with no formal computer training I have found it very easy to use, the only hiccup being getting the correct Nvidia driver to work, but I managed this after a couple of days.
When I installed Pardus I chose to format the drive that had previously contained Vista (which I had only looked at for a couple of days before rejecting it), so now I am totally Linux, able to boot into Pardus, Sabayon and Ubuntu, but I have to admit I haven't booted into anything but Pardus since I installed it.