As a new Linux user I was totally freaked out by text based installers.
I made my first install of Arch with two pc's running.Installing on one and reading the Arch Beginers Install Guide on the other. Took me a long time as I had never partitioned a drive from the cli and had never even heard of 99% of the other stuff. My first stumbling block was "what the heck is nano" Took me all day and half the night to get to rebooting only to find that my Arch would not boot. So I tried again the next day and have been running smoothly ever since