Well, after being away for 3 years, I'm back on Gentoo for my main cpu (lenovo thinkpad).
Overall the install wasn't too bad, however, it was an absolute bitch to get a bootable kernel, for some reason Gentoo did not like any kernel I compiled myself. I even used previous kernel configs that were installed on the same machine, and fail. Finally, I resorted to using genkernel, which gave me a bootable kernel. I'm going try to compile my own again when 2.6.28 is released (right now i'm using 2.6.28-rc9)
I feel like a complete n00b again! It's almost humbling, I used Gentoo from 2002 to 2005, and now I can't remember even the simplest commands. I guess 3 years of using the likes of Fedora/Ubuntu, I've gotten used having every done and set up for me.
Everything is suprisingly stable, especially considering I'm using the unstable branch from Funtoo.org. The only program that consistently crashes is Compiz.
Now, only if I can figure out why Skype is missing all it's fonts, I'd have the perfect setup.
I'm going to give this install until Jan 5 (when my holidays end), if everything is still running smoothly, I might actually keep Gentoo around!