Just found this little snippet over at r/archlinux, a subreddit I just discovered and so far enjoy very much:
No. Actually not. Don’t wanna bragg but before you should even attempt to think about using ArchLinux, please make yourself a comfy home in Mint or Sparky or Ubuntu or whatever distro you’re running. Get the basics right. Know your shit.
And then branch out to the bestest Linux there is! And then maybe you too will break out into a spontanious squeal of glee:
I dunno what these nutters are smoking but I’ll have some of that!