FAv Distro: Gentoo, Slackware
tried: RH, mdk, suse, debian, knoppix and more dead or lived other.
I used to be a slackware geek then i tried the gentoo 1.1 and i fell it cool.
Afterd dozen of playing around with i'm addicted even if it made me having some nightmare.
However the distro-kind you have, for me the most important thing is the way you are using it.... as a slave consomer or as active actor