Mm....no. Not really.
When I say "manual" and "hands-on", I do NOT mean using the terminal. We very rarely use it in Puppy.
When I say "digging around in the file-system", that's literally what I mean. Using the file-manager to create directories, physically move files around, etc, etc. Forget the terminal. Even performing a quick'n'dirty, manual install of Puppy is way more fun than installing mainstream distros!
I've been running Puppy for near on a decade. I have a dozen or more of the little darlings in my "kennels", and also play around with ChromeOS 'Flex' and HaikuOS from thumbdrives. I avoid the terminal assiduously; as far as I'm concerned, I want nothing to do with it. Which, yes; for a Linux 'geek', that is considered a very strange attitude.....
It's up to you, of course.....but DO have a look over at the Puppy forums, even if you don't take it any further. If a dumb bozo like me can handle Puppy, anybody can!