So as the title says, I am new to the forums, but in no way new to Linux or any Un*x like operating system. I was just curious, for those savvy individuals in the forum, why they stay with Ubuntu and not opt for Debian, Gentoo, or another more in-depth distro like BSD (yes I know it's technically Un*x). Personally I chose it due to its relation to Debian, and its ease of configuration. I was an Opensuse and Fedora user for a while, then switched to BSD, then Gentoo. I grew tired of having to compile and configure simple things such as x11 upon first boot for BSD, or some other driver. I finally decided that I want my drivers and hardware to just work, and I would much rather compile and write software. Please any anecdotes are welcome.