Originally Posted by the trooper
Just out of interest,why the switch from Ubuntu to Debian?.
It was a personal decision by the developer. CrunchBang has always been a one-man pet project, so after he made the switch to Debian for his own personal use, it made sense to switch CrunchBang as well, rather than try to support a distro he does not use.
Also I'm sure trying to keep up with Ubuntu's frantic 6-month release cycle is not easy for a busy developer. Debian has a slower, saner release cycle. A lot of the Ubuntu derivatives have made the switch to Debian; CrunchBang, Eeebuntu, Mepis, and there are even rumors circulating about Mint.
Personally I am thrilled with the change, and that's all I'll say about that here... Google "debian vs. ubuntu" if you want to learn more.