I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 from 2014 or so and this year I have learned that Debian based distros are not always stable. I also learned that I can't install Debian from the netinstaller ISO because I made some fudge up with the mirrors. Fortunately I also learned after that, that Lubuntu is so easy to install, that even I could manage it.It takes a little time, but the journey also teaches various installation methods, partitioning, differences between BIOS and UEFI, sometimes a bit about proprietary drivers, differences between desktop environments, differences between package management systems (yum, apt, pacman, etc), and so on. It is not an overnight journey... but the time you take with these early lessons is well spent.
Lastly that give it a wrong version of a program it freezes solid, try a newer version of the same program and it works without any problems.