- I just bought my first ETH a couple weeks ago. I used CoinBase and found it really painless. I also use Vanguard & Betterment for my other investments. I'd say the UI/ease of use is similar to Betterment.Not the best on fees, but great for getting started.
Coinbase is there to get you started; it's easy to use and understand what you're doing. The transactions feel safe enough, and it protects you from buying too much at once. It genuinely seems like they take care of their users, especially new ones.
I have been waiting for a week now for my funds to become available on coinbase and they still are not. Plus, I have had zero feedback from the support team for a week now. Do not put your money here. Seriously.