correct 14.04 is not for new users (yet), OP might find it usefull.

another option might be to just pull-in new kernel to 13.10. again not for new people but someone seting up xorg like OP might handle it fine

well in short in April or maby elaready end of March 14.04 should be stable enough. while it comes out in April and hopefully OP issue with GPU is resolved in it.