Before Ubuntu there was Mepis. At that time it was one of the most user-friendly Linux distribution available. Despite being overshadowed by the popularity of Ubuntu in recent years, SimplyMepis is still one of the most friendly desktop distributions in the Linux landscape. More here
I could very well and probably will stay in my new /home. The day will come when I’ll have to move on KDE 4, but for now SimplyMepis 8.0 can aptly fill my requirements. If you are still amongst us KDE 3 holdouts, then SimplyMepis is one of our better choices.