I never discounted Lubuntu; I just offered up Arch as another alternative. I mentioned that it's really sparse, and the OP would need to read the documentation. It would have been deceptive of me had I said, "Use Arch! It's GREATTT!!!!", but I didn't. I mentioned it's short comings, and left it for the OP to decide, he's a big boy and can make his own decisions. I could have mentioned Debian, but I think the Arch documentation is better. Plus other reasons, like Arch being friendlier and the simplicity of Arch's BSD-style init system.
It's funny that you should bring up the FreeBSD handbook, since I really got started on Unix-like systems by reading through the handbook while installing and setting up FreeBSD. I think it was 4.10 I started on. It's been a long time....
I didn't know about the Ubuntu help; I thought they just relied on their forums. Anyway, that's good to know it's there.
Neither of those are a great leap forward over the Arch Wiki. They are formatted better, but they are still text heavy. The Ubuntu help is even a step back since they don't have a single html option, that I can find, which necessitates printing out each entry individually.
Here are some better examples. DesktopBSD and Red Hat add screenshots to show what needs to happen and where. It takes a little bit to grok Red Hat's titles, so there's a negative. Microsoft goes as far as adding videos to their documentation.
DesktopBSD Wiki: Installation [Full disclosure: I used to contribute to the DesktopBSD Wiki when it was still a viable project.]http://desktopbsd.net/wiki/doku.php?id=doc:installation
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentationhttps://access.redhat.com/knowledge/doc ... ise_Linux/http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_H ... ation.html
Microsoft Windows 7 Getting Started Guidehttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... ng-started
Windows 7 Help & How-Tohttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help
Bottom line, Arch was a suggestion. The OP can make his own decision about what's right for him. There's wasn't any need to freak out; no one's going to die.
Unless someone else posts something relevant to the original topic, I'm done with this. I have better things to do this weekend.