Is the Yeti easy to use for beginners?

I am a classical violinist who has never done a recording at home (always went to studio) and am considering doing so. I am not exactly the most tech-savvy person and was wondering what you guys think about the product versus the Snowball. The Snowball looks much user-friendly but I don't want to sacrifice quality.

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone

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    Both the Yeti and the Snowball are extremely easy to set up on your computer; it literally is as simple as plugging the microphone into an available USB connection.

    The bigger question is what software you will use to record: GarageBand? Logic Express? Logic Pro? Or something from someone other than Apple? In any case, the software (recording, editing, mixing) will likely represent your learning curve.

    In terms of mic quality, the Yeti is generally regarded as offering better recording quality and sensitivity. The Yeti, unlike the Snowball, also offers 4 choices in mic settings (cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional, and bidirectional).

    The Yeti can be unscrewed from its included tabletop mount and attached any mic stand.