I use Arch on my main PC, but I'm going to install a Linux distro on my laptop and I don't want a distro that I have to set up manually like Arch. I was going to use Ubuntu since that is what I got started with Linux on, but since I'm starting fresh on this PC then maybe I could try something else. Any suggestions?
I'm looking for a distro that is quick and easy to set up with sane defaults, a decently sized repository, and doesn't take much time to maintain. DE doesn't matter, but I do prefer KDE.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I need proprietary codecs (MP3, whatever else) and drivers (video card). If they aren't available in the standard repositories, then it shouldn't be too much work to set up non-free repos and grab them that way.
So what should it be? Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, ... whatever else?