Just as I thought... Thx chaps, much appreciated warning
@craigevil: if I dislike Lenny and Squeeze, what's the odds for me liking Sid
Major reasons for my disliking said releases is the rubbish that is Grub2 and the ever increasing dependencies of basic core-apps to completely irrelevant auxiliary features.... One of my pet-hates is the dependency-chain of gnome-core to the 'energy-saving' stuff, shutting off the screen while watching a DVD not in full screen mode. I just can't remove the lib that makes this happen, it chain-depends gnome-core with it... It's so bad I even contemplated re-compiling Gnome from scratch, just to get it out! Frankly, I suspect the present Sid will be even worse in that respect, once released...
Anyway, thanks again chaps!