the current process is installable, using either scripts or (advised) ubiquity
I advise no one to use the scripts as of right now, I'll give further information later
There is something I need to fix, and on top of that I have a few ideas to make the scripts better
Some advice for the OP: don't ask our opinion. None of us asked you to make this distro or care about what you do with it. Making this is a fabulous learning experience and should be tons of fun. Just remember that you're doing it for yourself, and your opinions are what matter.
I think you are going about all of this in the wrong manner. Ubuntu already has many derivative distributions. From lightweight and flexible to over-the-top grotesquely large. When Ubuntu came around we already had too many Debian based GNU systems... now we have even more of them due to Ubuntu's popularity, and everyone's insistence on making his/her own distribution. Whatever happened to the innovation that brought us Slackware, Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, Source Mage? Since those all we have had are recycled copies of the same darn thing. I am not saying that we haven't had good things come of this, but since Ubuntu's release I haven't seen any other distribution try anything really new. People are just taking the Slackware approach and applying it to Ubuntu now: Let's take every single application out there and shove it on a couple discs, and hand it to the user.
Down the line Ubuntu has: given us a new init system, shown us true integration of a desktop, pushed the limits of Linux's hardware detection capabilities, given us various apt front-ends, and even thrown some awesome tools our way. Cool.
Slackware gave us BSD fans a good migration to Linux, and gave us some awesome scripts to do many many things. For the purist it's still there.
Red Hat gave us a good package management system, many custom tools for desktops and servers alike, good visual themes for early Gnome and KDE.
Debian started the whole dep resolving package manager thing, and has managed to put itself on nearly anything computer-like. Hell, it may be on your toaster.
What can you offer us that has not already been done? Don't recycle the exact same distro with slightly different package selections, I could just make a script that installs them, put on the web and say - download this and it will make your distro more 1337. It would essentially be just "# apt-get install blahblahblahblahblah"
... because it wouldn't help anyone if it's already been done.
... because he doesn't seem to know how to go about making a distribution or even what a distribution is. This is likely to end in failure and a failure which could impact others.
Let's cut to the point and say things a little more bluntly shall we? This guy comes on here asking for ideas to help make 'his' distro, knows very little about making one and expects us to help him and give his ego a boost at the same time.
No offence, but I completely agree with fistfullofroses above.
Continuing this line of discussion...
When is it "justified" to create a distro? What is the line between something we dismiss as merely an repackaged Ubuntu w/ a theme change, and something we consider worthwhile?
Does it have to be as innovative as the differences between Slackware to Red Hat to Debian etc? Not every distro is aimed at technological innovation, but they doesn't mean they have perfectly justifiable reasons for creating a distro.
Many of "xyz desktop environment/window manager" derivative distros, are not technologically innovative, but have valid reasons for existing because they provide a seamless, out of the box experience of their mother-distro using that de/wm. Also in those cases, it makes more sense to it as an offer as an iso, hereby making a "distro" than making someone download a metapackage, especially if it something they're not going to change once installed.
How about distros created for ideological/religious/political objectives, are they any less valid? Again from purely a technological point of view, there's no point for creating the distro, but obviously many valid ones otherwise e.g Ubuntu Christian Edition being made to promote Christianity (Not arguing the merits of the cause or otherwise).
Just playing devil's advocate, I guess. But at the same time, in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and choice, stunting someone else just because it's "been done" seems harsh.