At first, I gave ArchBang a try, but Pacman behaved strangely on it. I decided to take on the lengthy process of installing plain Arch Linux following the Arch Wiki and other tutorials. Eventually, I got an old formerly WinXP HP Laptop converted to running Arch Linux with the SLiM login manager and lean LXDE desktop. I am impressed with this boot speed, and this is coming from a long time Crunchbang user. The installation is very involved, but there is a payoff. I also wiped out ArchBang from my Netbook and over wrote it with plain Arch Linux which I'm typing on now. I had missed one step causing a glitch, but I have it ironed out now. I also have Wireless up. Only complaint, the distro came with a strange problem with Grub that required a fix. Once I had the fix, things got put into place and it's running wonderfully now. Also, Pacman is different, but I'm quickly getting used to it and it's working normally unlike on the ArchBang install. I still have Crunchbang to compare it with. I'm now rockin my Netbook with a Triple boot Crunchbang, Kali Linux, and now Arch Linux.