Considering Linux is over 2 decades old, one has to wonder why the installer is re-written every other year. Slackware seems to have been the only distribution to get this stuff right. If it ain't broke, don't fucking fix it!
Fair point. It seems to change in quite a major way between releases, so long time users have to relearn it each time. For me the worst section was partitioning. No 'erase disk', just 'reclaim space'? And that was pretty well hidden. Anaconda then crashed multiple times while I was figuring it out. Not a good option. Perhaps since they were late, they rushed it to get it out of the door (not unheard of in commercial sw) I'm unsure where Fedora is going. Are they trying to tempt more Windows users with a good install, less options for the less aware? If so then they may well put off the more established user.
We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"