To what capacity is it beneficial to use the command console for everything? if I learned bitcoind, would I be lowering the surface attack enough that it is worth the hassle of not using a GUI?
I see a lot of advanced users using bitcoind saying that using the GUI has too many risks for them. They usually use CentOS, Arch, Gentoo or other complicated Linux distro so they are advanced programmers. Is it worth getting up to that level, or is it safe to stay with the regular GUI usage for usual hodling and transaction making?