Ubuntu is the paint-by-numbers of Linux

I was talking with my brother, who is not a computer geek, and discussing variations on Linux when he came up with an amazing analogy that was so brilliant I had to share it with the rest of you. He said, "I guess it would be more like a blank piece of paper versus a color by numbers thing". It's exactly spot on, Ubuntu is the paint-by-numbers of Linux; it's really easy to do the stuff it's aimed at doing but going outside the lines doesn't look as good as if you'd used a more general option. Of course, while you Ubuntu users are all kindergartners, I'm busy ricing out my machines with Gentoo; I don't actually know which is a worse thing to be analogized to.