That may be true. It's only because I've used nothing newer than Xp, the newer versions are out of my technical reach. But still, I enjoy the complete personalization that ubuntu offers me. I actually spend a lot of time changing visual aspects of my screened stuff, so, yeah. The later versions of ubuntu do work out of the box though. More like out of the .iso since it's free to download.
I hope you understand that I was exaggerating.