I've been using Linux for 3 years but I'm still a newbie. When I recently bought a new computer, I tested over a dozen distros because my old provider quit. I tested them on an old laptop (Linux and Windows on one drive), an old SCSI server (2 linuxes on 2 drives), and the new computer (Win7 on one drive and 2 Linuxes on the second drive). The top 4 distros were Pardus, PCLinusOS, Mandriva, and Mint KDE. Pardus was the easiest install and the most user-friendly. I especially liked the clean desktop with only one click to get Favorites. Pardus had the most up-to-date programs. It found my printers, graphic cards, and wireless easily. Other distros require you to find your network and give a password everytime you log on. You also don't need a password to get new programs - good. Pardus was the only distro that found the graphics driver for my server so I could get 1280 resolution. It also was the only distro that found the newest driver for my new nvidia based computer. None of the other distros created a Grub that allowed me to access the second Linux distro on a computer. The intro displayed the word "linux" but the sectors were wrong. Only Pardus did it right. I probably could have fixed the Grub but I just don't feel like wasting my time.
Of course, nothing is perfect. I couldn't find Compiz like it said in the Pardus Wiki. After looking in this forum I realized Compiz isn't here. But the system-desktop works almost as well as Compiz. Pardus doesn't have Gnome programs like Evolution, Pan, and PySol - I like these better than the KDE counterparts. The only bug? I found is that video songs like Beethoven.com require over a minute before they start playing. And the video never does start - just a black screen. But this is minor compared to all the great advantages of Pardus. I'm now awaiting KDE4.4 on Pardus.
I wish that one of the computer magazines would use your post as Review
You totally describes my own experience.