On Windows, my favorite image editor is Paint.NET. However, on Linux, GIMP is as unfriendly as photoshop despite having less features. (i.e. It takes ages to load, their's far too much stuff).
Most of my image editing is simple things where Photoshop or GIMP would be overkill. Paint.NET does not run on Wine or Mono.
So is there any similar fast and simple but powerful image editor available for Linux?
EDIT: There is a Mono version available, but I don't want to have to deal with installing svn versions of mono, and compiling the version myself.