Sorry if I just keep feeling the need to proclaim my happiness to the world, but...
Slackware rocks! Three days ago, I wiped my Windoze partitions off the face of my hard drive, and I haven't looked back since. I now have winex running under Slack 8.1, and I finally have my Diablo 2 and my LucasArts games back! That's all that was missing. Thought I'd miss MS Office, but haven't. Not one bit. I do miss Photoshop somewhat...I guess I'll just have to get an OS X laptop from Apple. Hey, at least it's based on BSD!
Everything I need out of a computer and more, Slackware provides. Plentifully. Thank You, Patrick.