The key is knowledge for any distro. Too many ubuntu uers came over expecting it to run just like ubuntu and were suddenly in a panic cause they didn't know how to operate a Gentoo based distro. They were trying to use apt-get and making a mess. That is one sad thing about unbuntu, the thinking requirements are not required.
Every distro is different and Gentoo is way different. The documentation is huge, but unfortunately people are either too lazy to look or use search abilities correctly. They want someone to post exactly what they need to do without even understanding why they are running those commands. It's not a beginner distro, but it is easy to learn with some time.
Stop and look and the two communities. Ubuntu has a way larger user base so getting help is gonna be quicker. Is it really fair to even compare the sizes? SL is growing and has only recently really taken off with a growth spurt. People never heard of this distro till it hit you-tube last fall. It's sad to see when people flock to an operating system purely for it's looks. SL is way more than that. KDE is KDE, Gnome is Gnome, beryl is beryl, but Ubuntu is no Gentoo and never will compare.
If u want easy and don't want to learn, stick with ubuntu, fine with me, but don't go away bashing something you don't understand.