Quote from fluttershyistree
Modding survivals are great.
IF you know what the hell you are doing...
This is the problem, it is currently hard to do so for complete beginners, especially when going for dozens of ones with item ID conflicts and so on.
Solution? try using mod packs. My sisters are unable to do anything computer related, so I just gave us all FTB (Feed the Beast) and now we are playing some insanely techy, intradimensional worlds with multiple bosses and helpful additions.