I'm Linux user for a very long time. Very first distros I've used were Mandrake and SUSE (before it became openSUSE). Later, I tried a lot of distros, including little known light distros like Slitaz, AntiX, VectorLinux and DamnSmall Linux, and spent some years on Ubuntu before trying Gentoo for first time, but moved shortly after to Slackware. After 2-3 years learning Slackware and then Arch Linux I think I finally found my peace with Gentoo Linux. So, hope I might help someone or learn something new here.