if you stick with it you'll get use to it.
you can setup some scripts to make things easier.
i have a script for the editor that checks if the file is owned by root & if it is opens it as root, so i can easily edit any files.
first add the editor to sudoers:
that will allow you to run those programs with out a password.
%admin ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/pcmanfm,/usr/bin/leafpad
the script goes in /usr/local/bin, it replaces the leafpad command, so it needs to be named "leafpad". don't forget to right click-> properties-> permissions & check the "make the file executable.
another script i made, you'll need to install zenity.
test=`stat -c %U "$@"`
if [ "$test" == "root" ]; then
gksudo /usr/bin/leafpad "$@"
this 1 i use to create launchers, you can click on it after you make it to make a launcher for it. just put the name for the command.
lxshortcut -o ~/.local/share/applications/$name.desktop &
i got mine setup netbook style on this old laptop.
vaio 450mhz 256mb ram