Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The question in this title may seem to be a hard one to answer. I think it is an easy one to answer. Linux is as hard to use as you want it to be. It is as simple as that. Note I am not talking about installing or configuring. I am talking about daily usage where you turn your computer on in the morning. Work on it during the day and then turn it off at night.
If you are a gung ho command line commander (guilty as charged then the Linux you choose to use will reflect that. Same goes for the mouse click musketeers. There is a Linux, actually several, which is geared towards that style of computing. For just about every imaginable purpose there is a Linux distribution specifically designed with that purpose in mind. The added bonus is that no matter what Linux is chosen it can also be reconfigured to anything else. Sort of like the transformers of operating systems, there is more than meets the eye