dentman wrote: Is Sabayon ever going to be more user friendly?
Yes, we have a "be more user friendly" goal scheduled for Q4 2013, but work won't start on that until Q3.
But, in all seriousness, if you have an issue, open up a thread and we'll do our best to help you. Nothing you've written about actually seems all that hard. HP printer? Install hplip.
Issues installing VirtualBox? There's a guide in the wiki as Ryuno-Ki pointed out.
iPod being corrupted? That doesn't sound like a Sabayon-specific issue. What application are you using? Amarok seems to work flawlessly with my iPod Nano (4th Gen).
I'm sorry you feel like you are running into problems that you don't have time to fix, and maybe ranting for a bit makes you feel better, but we can't help you solve all your problems with a post like that. And of course, we are always trying to make Sabayon as user-friendly as possible. But Sabayon is just a distro. We aren't in control of development for all of these applications and have to do our best with what is available to us.