Well, I have had so many people tell me that I should be using Kubuntu that I finally decided to give it a try. I installed it this morning on an old computer at work and besides the horrifically ugly install menus it worked like a charm! The only weird thing was that by default my ethernet card was turned off, but a quick trip to the help file got that fixed up (go to system settings, network settings, enter admin mode, enable eth0). I will most likely use this distro at home.
More to come!