I agree that the first-run wizard might be annoying. But if it was a
first-screen with options to have 'introduction', 'new features',
'setup wizard', I think it would be ok. Manjaro has had a first-run
screen for ages, I never found it problematic.
Plus, Martin had a few really nice points there.
> Beyond that there is also the old truism that if you need to explain to
> the user how to do common tasks then those tasks need redesign.
I think this is a fallacy. If you had a lumberjack that used an axe
for his whole life, and got him a chainsaw, without any introductory
instructions, he would just keep swinging that thing at the tree.
The fact that people are used to a certain kind of UI is not the
reason for you not to invent something new and better.