I tried Gentoo for a few months, I was using Debina prslvoueiy. I gave up on Gentoo because it took too long to install anything and I liked trying out loads of different things. The only advantage I found was that it gave me a sense of superiority over debian users, that soon dissapeared when I realised I was just following instructions blindly. It's still on a partition on my hard-drive though, I really should get rid of it. God I'm bored at work today.