Is it really that hard to do stuff on here?
Probably not Nexus 5 easy, but, It's hasn't been a problem for me. Owned the phone for 4 days now and already flashed to the sexy Korean-base rom Aeon v3 for AT&T.
It's hard to understand your complaint coming from the HTC One X+ which I owned previously. That thing was a total pain and I eventually gave up even waiting for working versions of CM and others. Although, I think they eventually managed to get it mostly working minus GPS. So yeah, grass is always greener, but, my yard looks great atm!