Yeah, I'm no networking junkie either. Really want to start learning about it though. My parents' netgear was super easy to configure so that's one reason I'm planning on purchasing their N-version.
From my readings though there's tons of guides and walk-throughs available for Linksys and Cisco routers, much more so than Netgear. So either way configuration should be a breeze to learn.
Or, that's how I see it.