OK, my bad. I don't know, maybe people are trying to do things I just don't end up doing, but my experience in linux couldn't be much different from what a lot of people have been posting. Can you use nvidia-settings in Unity? That's what I used to use on a computer that had an Nvidia card.
I like Ubuntu. I also like Crunchbang, because it is nice and fast. The only time I've ever had to do much editing of config files or try to compile programs is when I tried to do an Arch install (and I actually got through it, finally, but I wouldn't suggest it to people who haven't used linux).
Most distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Fedora that I've used recently have been simple - boot up the liveCD, install with the GUI installer, and I'm ready to go. I haven't even had to configure any hardware.
Now, if only all my games ran on it :)