Most people like it, many others dont, the fact is that Ubuntu is the king of Linux distributions right now – and for some very good reasons.
Read the reasons in this blog
7) Fragmented competitors: When Ubuntu started its march to glory there were three big distributions, SuSE, Mandriva, and Fedora. Debian and Slackware were popular but were not very appealling to newbies (Debian still had a text based installer ). All of the big three were not at their best when Ubuntu came out and started gathering users. SuSE had recently been bought by Novell and was still undergoing internal reconstructions, Mandriva has in the middle of a severe financial crisis, and Fedora was just at FC2 which wasnt nearly as easy as it now is. This fragmentation (or decay of the distribution maket if you like) helped many users make the decision to switch to Ubuntu.