Question? What's smoother than a red hot knife cutting through warm butter?
Answer: Ubuntu 14.04
This thing is stable. I just installed it and here's what's been going really well so far:
1. Graphics looked like 16-bit color scheme so I installed fglrx =(... =(.... uh.... IT WORKED! =D
2. Awaited error message popups like Xubuntu 13.10 gives me (about 5 per reboot).... none! =D
3. Tested a few of my custom apps without updating repo (expecting to fail of course right?).... THEY RUN! =D
4. Finding the options I wanted to use to tweak the interface.... SIMPLE! =D
5. Switching out Firefox for Chrome (for personal reasons other than I just love Firefox).
6. Setting up online accounts like Fb and that... expecting failures constantly with this one... it works!?!?!?!?!?! =D
7. Sound in Flash - in Xubuntu it skips =(. Ubuntu 14.04 it works flawlessly!!!
This thing is stable so far, rock solid, and it may push me to switch to Ubuntu not Xubuntu or Gnome Ubuntu, but just Ubuntu. We'll see - I'm a flip flopper. I'll probably go to Ubuntu Gnome when it's released knowing me.