Quote Originally Posted by nfisher1226 View Post
I'd tend to disagree and throw my hat in for plain vanilla FreeBSD. My reason? It's manual is so specific that if you can read proficiently, you can definitely succeed using it.

Probably the same applies to NetBSD, but I don't have the same experience with it.

Whatever you choose, the best advice I can give is to take advantage of the documentation. It's generally way more complete than anything you'll find in the Linux world.
Tend to agree with you. FreeBSD is probably the best option for a newcomer and it's handbook explains just about everything needed to get you up and running.

I've used PC-BSD but to be honest it disappoints me. KDE is a little slow and buggy and uses way too much system resources - but that's my view, YMMV.