James Fryman tell us why Arch Linux is on his desktop system.
FTA "...I've been a Linux diehard since my early days with Debian 1.3. I visited various RPM distributions, including Red Hat, Mandrake, and SUSE, flirted with Gentoo, and jumped on the Ubuntu bandwagon, but I could never find a single place to settle -- until I tried Arch Linux.
Arch Linux is a bleeding-edge distribution built from the ground up using Linux From Scratch as a base with a driving philosophy: keep it simple. However, I've come to learn that simple doesn't mean easy. The Arch Linux definition of simple means that GUI tools should not hinder the full capability of individual software packages .."