Well, I think I may be back for good. I used Fedora 8 for almost two weeks, and there was an awful lot that I liked about it. Ultimately though, I couldn't get past Fedora's package management system, which made tweaking my system more difficult than on Debian based systems. I also had font troubles (sidenote: If I had to compliment Gutsy Developers on just one thing, beautiful font rendering. No tweaking necessary), that were solveable, in theory.
What does Fedora have going for it right now?
1. Great default theme. I didn't even change it. Nice wallpaper. Icons. The default theme's colours are changeable. Just a great, great job. Kudos to the artwork team over there, you've set the bar high for the hardy crew.
2. The music mixer, pulse audio. One thing I miss in ubuntu from Vista is the ability to set sound volume individually per application. Fedora has that, and hopefully Hardy will too.
3. Great community. Anyone used to the great community here will feel right at home over there.
4. Nice startup. Bit smoother and nicer than Ubuntu. Still does a few switches to black text, but it's definitely more polished.
Using their add/remove was onerous. That's it. It's not even Yum I was disliking, it was their gui frontend. And fonts. Anywho... time to look around and see what I've missed....