|I agree, if debian could come up with 2 installers as you said.one for the old timers and one for the newbies.
But as said before, the more your hands get held the more your going to get into trouble when the fancy GUI cannot do what u want and youre forced to use the command line, its really a fine line between both
I have been using RH for 3 years and generally it set everything up for me with much effort from my self (its even worse for LM 8), thus when it came to add new hardware or alter config files from scratch, these fancy GUI hide all what u need to know
So being fed up with the like’s of rh/mandrake (nothing against them at all), i switch to debian potato about 2 months ago, and yes its been a struggle, but i have learnt a lot in the process that i never new before (that was sheilded by the likes of linuxconf,rp3 etc..).
At the end of the day its a fine line between both, as what we don’t want from debian is it to become like Linux Mandrake ( which somehow i don’t think it will ever be)…