Status on 2021/02/09, 23:20
The Linux Console is a tool, not just an interface. And thanks to the constant improvements and updates it receives, it remains to this day a modern and effective way to do work. And you can even do some graphical stuff in it, like viewing an image:
fim -a image.jpg
Or even watch a video: (!!!)
mpv -vo drm video.mp4
"User-friendly" is relative. Learn the interface and you'll gain power.