Wow. That does sound slick.
Having dabbled in Linux off and on for years, I got used to trying to do something, searching around the Internet for the right commands, getting it to work (hopefully!), then moving back to Windows because of games, etc., and promptly forgetting what I learned. Rinse, repeat.
But with the advances Ubuntu has made in usability, somebody stated it rather well. Forget all hacking or compiling you may have done in Linux. Think of Ubuntu like a mobile platform and the Software Center as an app store. Need software? Search for it under there. It will handle the rest. It really makes me want to use it as the foundation of my next build.