Oh, don't get me wronf fatgod,
It's worth it, though I'd stupidly presumed that after 2 years or so learning how to do "things linux", that the rather steep learning curve would start to level out, not get even steeper.
I'm obviously still too much of a window's/gui drone.
Seriously though, the gentoo documentation is considerably better than a lot of stuff I've looked at round the web, but it's still got a long way to go. The explainations of how to do stuff need to be a lot better written and not make the presumption of "prior knowledge".
Still, like British Rail, I'll get there eventually.