First archlinux shot!
First I would like to say, that archlinux really is great, is has the power of a normal binary distribution like ubuntu, with fast updating and installing of packages
- plus -
It has most of the power of a source based distribution to.
archlinux has PKGBUILDS if one wants to compile a program with special flags from source, this is just like ebuilds on gentoo linux, except gentoo has use-flags and they really are the only thing I miss.