We have a slew of questions about specific regions ... but I couldn't find a general, concise, good resource on how to buy Bitcoins.
This article offers too many choices and isn't noob friendly.
I want to link to the answer from the Newbie Guide I'm making.
An answer to this question should not be a specific way to buy (it will get stale, Stack Exchange does not handle staleness issues very well), but rather an external resource that is maintained and up to date (and will likely remain so in the future). I suggest a new Wiki entry that is noob friendly.
Update: I've opened up a new wiki entry for this, you can help edit it.