I also started on arch (some years ago, havent much used it in a while).
Linux isnt hard, and arch isnt hard. it has a good wiki, plenty of documentation. If you're able to put in the effort and interested enough to get through some frustration and confusion there's very little reason you can't start at arch. Then again I'm not sure there's reason you should particularly.
Don't let /g/ meems get to you friend, they're memes and they dont mean much.
If you put in the effort to read through the configuration (and Arch has a great one) there should be no problem, even for a 'newby' to get along with Arch.
If you like it and you're happy with it keep using it, if feel free to hop around a bit and find another distro that fits you. I've started off with Ubuntu, then used Debian for a long time and now I'm back at Ubuntu. use whatever fits your needs!
It's only really hard when you try to be self-sufficient.
Back when I had no smartphone or other device, I managed to fuck up my partition table (didn't really know the partitioning tools at hand), so I had to get a system up and running so I could fetch an installation ISO to something I know. I don't even remember what distro I was trying, but I couldn't get wifi to work, there was no newbie-friendly documentation (when you're new enough, you don't really know that you want wpa-supplicant, you just want the internet to work). So I couldn't get a documentation because no internet, and I couldn't get the internet working because no documentation. I also knew how to get certain tasks done with specific software but this distro had other alternatives that weren't intuitive to me.
It was a pretty long and annoying struggle. It is much easier when you have some meta-guide that tells you what you want to do, or when you have a secondary device that you can fall back to for information.
I also made the switch around a week ago, also dual booting. I started with arch and did the install, then followed some post install guides but some of my hardware wasn't working and I was too inexperienced to get it working (in particular my sound card and some nv*dia graphics settings). But I learnt a lot. Anyway I switched to Ubuntu and finished my first i3 config recently (after a couple of clean re installs and experiments with BSPWM). Fells pretty good. Will learn more about Linux and then move from Ubuntu to some "cool kids" distro. Havent had this much fun and learnt this much in a while. Haven't played anything in the past week only tinkering with my new setup. (I know it's turbo vanilla but I wanted a nice space to work with and gradually make it more schway)
cannot post the screen for some reason
I ran Plan9 natively on my old PC like 5 or 6 years ago. I didn't know jack soykaf about programming then though so I didn't do much.
finish your os before subtly promoting it you troglodyte
No idea what you are talking about, the image is not mine and is fairly old, so whatever thing is hidden on it was not my doing.
well, it's not very hidden,
considering one os is written 10x bigger than the rest,
but i can see how you wouldn't notice it.
it is a big image.