well with the respect of the great Job on vector linux , i am like u , tweaked version are not enough for me anymore , why to have something ready , when u can do it ur own in ur own taste , slack is kind of LFS but without all these damn compiling u have to do .
with slackware i understood what linux is , meaning with some scripting and fecthing some Gui X u can have ManSlack
with removing some packages and kernel source u will have Damn Small Slack
but the opposit it s not true Imagine Mandriva decided to make it simple and not have to heavier load on their servers since mostly the bug fixes after their stable relase is more than 200 megs. all their developpers will be out of work
hope they will beat M$ some time in the future
But for me M$ has lost since i booted slack for the first time and i did not know what to do ( startx u stupid ..