Obscurity? Let's not change our SSH ports so that our SSH servers get bruteforced by bots!
Bloat? Is it too hard to use "sudo apt-get remove" and "sudo apt-get install"?
Easy to install? I've been using Ubuntu then Xubuntu for 3.5 years or so (and never had any issues), I can't even install Arch... Also, I can install a *buntu in less than 30 minutes. Life's too short to spend hours on an OS install.
I installed my archlinux, in a less of one hour , onlye need to search a easy HOWTO, and go