Level of quirkiness depends a lot on the distro and the DE (Desktop Enviroment). Fedora doesn’t personalize their editions of Gnome, KDE, XFCE, ect meaning it’s a pretty raw experience you’re expected to build on and configure. To users preferring a blank slate this is a big plus though it can be quite a climb for a new user.
Something like Kubuntu, Linux Mint, ect (but definitely not limited to these) are well rounded polished experiences that show just how brilliant Linux and these desktops can be when built out and configured by people who really know their stuff, think of it like buying a custom hotrob vs building one yourself. While i’m on Fedora, I always have a VM of Kubuntu on standby because it just works and I had a very hard time transitioning to Linux till I found Linux Mint MATE edition.
I wouldn’t worry too much about the quirks or finding the “right” distro to start from, just find a comfy home-base you like using and the rest you’ll absorb through osmosis and curiosity.