I've started going through Linux From Scratch, and it's actually not as difficult as I expected. I hope to have a working system in a week or so (just have an hour two every few days to work on it) then I hope to start tackling Beyond LFS to add more functionality to the system.
I always thought of LFS and BLFS as more of an experiment to learn Linux, but the more I get into it the more I'm really wondering if I shouldn't just scrap the distro and build my own system from ground up. Granted updates will need to be done manually, but keeping my head in the clouds will help in identifying which packages need to be updated due to security reasons and such since I'll know EXACTLY what's on my system.
Has anyone done this??? Just curious --