I found these SharePoint links this week--they range from how to immerse yourself in a new subject area to a report card on end-user friendliness. I hope you find some that strike a chord too!
Veronique Palmer offers lessons learned from getting into a new area, organic farming. They're lessons most of us learned by trial and error as we got into the world of SharePoint. Nice to have them detailed here!
Todd Klind's blog post makes me think of the movie "Office Space" when you think the hero's about to make it out the door and avoid his work-piling boss but gets caught at the last minute. How does it correlate to installing SharePoint 2013? Just when you thought you were safely finished loading prerequisites, it turns out that no, you're not.
For those of us who live and die by analytics, Joel Oleson's post about SharePoint 2013's analytics is interesting. The general bent of his theme, to whet your curiosity for how he illustrates it: "What does all this tell you? Microsoft has checked out of the Usage Reporting business." In the end, he seems to make up with Microsoft, but the rants, and the examples he cites throughout, are fun.
So SharePoint is user-friendly. I would add a question mark to that statement, and maybe a "Really?" because it depends on your user. Wendy Neal in her blog post says "the fact is that most SharePoint sites in the real world would not be considered very user-friendly." But she does give SharePoint a fairly decent grade overall. Find out what it is and see the matrix for how and why she awarded it.