I really liked GRAMPS, but I left them when they decided to make a mobile interface and chose MeeGo. I am pretty sure they have abandoned that one. Now, they are working on porting it to a web based software. I wouldn't want to rely on a mobile interface that requires an internet connection. I realized that the future of the software is highly uncertain with their current direction.
After learning GRAMPS, I found TMG to be pretty easy to get used to, but I can see what you mean. Personally, I have since switched to FTM, and I have settled on that.
I guess we are similar in that regard, we both like to play with software.