Is Fedora 23 a "modern Linux distro"? If so, to use Wayland on a modern distro, click on the little gear under your name on the login screen and choose "Gnome on Wayland". It's so easy I've done it by accident. (Synergy still has no Wayland support, so I don't want it as my default, but GDM remembers what desktop you chose last time.) This is a "real pain in the ass"?
My current complaints are that Synergy doesn't work, which isn't really a Wayland failing at all; lack of an xrandr equivalent that I've found in a couple days of casual looking; and that I can't middle-click to paste anymore in native Wayland applications. (That last actually does still work between applications running on XWayland.) The availablility of XWayland also should mean that you can still use ssh -X from a desktop running Wayland and forward remote X applications. Still, I'm happy to see networks transparency developed for Wayland, because eventually X won't cover everything graphical I want to run from a remote VM.
Wayland already handles multiple monitors with different DPI much better than X, which is why I went ahead and tried it for a while recently. Other than the items mentioned above, the experience was barely noticeable. If I can find a replacement for xrandr to use in my screen rotation script, I'll probably switch my convertible laptop from X to Wayland by default, since I don't use it with Synergy and I do plug it in to a variety of external displays. My work laptop and desktop systems will probably stay on X until there is Wayland support in Synergy, or a Synergy replacement for Wayland. For my use, I don't even care if such a replacement supports any non-Wayland displays, since I could switch everything at once and non-Linux OSes are confined to VMs in my life.