Network shares are weird

I've been messing around with NAS solutions for a couple weeks now, because why not? After a while of initially fucking around with various solutions, I settled on samba, because it's a major standard. It's easily supported, and supports integration with Linux Mint's integrated file explorer. That was actually a major factor when deciding on the protocol; if I can avoid messing with fstab and avoid manual mounting, I'd be really happy.