The Canonical Team (Ubuntu's Developers) have worked very hard to make this easy to use distribution that appeals to general computer users. The Graphical configuration options, smart network monitor, simple application installation and default security functions make this very user friendly.
Additionally with the release of Ubuntu 9.04 I found that it is very easy to setup EVDO, or mobile broadband cards to work, once you plug them in they are detected, you only need to select to use that network connection.
I have been working on Linux based operating systems for many years now and have grown used to fine tooth control via text files, so the GUI configuration annoys me a little. But for users that are converting to or trying Linux is is very friendly because of the Graphical configuration options.
If you are a seasoned user then this distribution may not fit your needs, but if you are new or a casual computer user then Ubuntu may be your calling.