Personally if you think any OS "Deserves" you then you're missing the point, and I think you're missing the point anyways. The point of linux is to drive your machine how you want. Theres lots of interfaces, tools, and lots of ways to do things. 4 years ago I would have told you you didn't need MUCH of the terminal. 9 years ago I would have been pissed at the terminal. 15 years ago I would have been asking what a terminal even was.
Now? Depending on the OS you shouldn't even need to touch it unless you want to learn it. If you wanted a basic OS Ubuntu Mate is what I would give you. Maybe Netrunner if you weren't going to try and break it. I tell this to everyone who makes these sorts of threads so its nothing new.
Now, as to snobbish I assume you mean the arch elitists? Sabayon hethens? Suse Heretics?
I need to play dawn of war....
Anyways, what you learn about in linux is more on how you work. Linux is awesome because it works WITH you, not against you. Windows can break at such a low level that you will not know until the whole OS is fucked. Windows is a mess on that front. Linux? Linux gives you all of the notes you need. It gives you what you need to know and what you really probably don't need access to. If something breaks, you'll know, and at that you can open it, flip it out with a new piece, and fix it. Windows needs a patch on its tyre, linux just gives you a new tyre. For free.
What linux is good for is making your environment for you. I like KDE and AwesomeWM. I would like to make my own desktop environment though and I have the freedom to do that, I just don't have the knowledge. But I can learn!
The underlying power of the hardware you have can be made a lot easier to access. Hard drive File Systems are a great thing to look up for your OS. I use XFS on EVERYTHING. Why? Anything over 5 GB will just have its label changed so it appears in that directory (what I mean by that is say I have a ZIP file that is 14 GB in the directory ~/Volt/Zap.ZIP. Now say I move Zap.ZIP to ~/Ohm. Instead of waiting 3 minutes for it to move byte by byte as you would in windows, it changes its directory label and gives it a flag. Most would yell about fragmentation but it has a defrag tool built in and what doesn't transfer is moved as the old directory is cleaned). Nothing has ever been broken in the 6 or 7 years I have been using XFS. If you wanted redundancy you would use JFS. It scans files that it has logged before and after login/logout. It does a disk check on boot and will notify you of anything wrong.
Lastly, do some research and learn about what you have problems with. You can message me if you have questions and theres lots of other linux users like @Eden, @anon63470048, and @Tjj226_Angel who are very knowledgable in their own areas. Use the assets available to you on the forum. Please also read documentation from sites like the arch wiki and learn the Syntax of these tools. Theres a learning curve, yes, but this is the base of it all really.
DE, base system, syntax. Theres a discord as well. Most of us on there know what you'll probably ask about. MSG me if you want to join it.
So, good luck! Welcome to the linux world. You're pissed at it now, but we were all there at one point.