I say yes.
It has long term support, new software in the standard repo (e.g. node 0.10.x) that's working out of the box (only remember to install nodejs-legacy along with nodejs and npm) and soon enough everybody will be migrating to 14.04...
@julian It seemed pretty straight forward in my mind is the worst part.
Yup, I want this server to be this other server's pathetic little slave and take orders all day...Wha?.....It's rebelling!
It's hard to beat the incorrect logic of something you know absolutely should work as you're telling it to.