Username or EmailPassword
"the best rpm package manager"
Maybe, maybe not
"a great package manager"
Naw, Portage is a great package manager with the same type of commands as urpmi, but way better dependency flow. I have tried both and I find Portage to be more flexible and consistent, but Hey, that's just my opinion.
It's been awhile and I'm not up to speed with Gentoo portage. If I may ask, how do you build KDE without kdeedu and kdetoys? I tried to put USE="-kdeedu" and yet it stills build kdeedu with it.
As for urpmi, I have to say it's rare that one can't find a package with the great urpmi repos that we have in addition to main: contrib, plf, etc. And it certainly is faster than yum
There was a really good comparison article (yum, apt, urpmi, etc.) on lwn.net