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(Anyone who has read my comments will know that Debian is my choice when it comes to linux so I won't harp on about that.)
The biggest problem I find with choosing a new distro is that every single one of them feels like essentially the same thing. Beyond what gets chosen by default for you can usually end up with the same product/packages/versions you desire in any combination you want.
Most people at least semi knowledgeable with linux know how to get these things and those who don't will settle with what they find comfortable and probably stick with it.
Every time I get bored and look for something else to play with I end up back where I started. I haven't seen enough value in actually changing to something else because I don't see the difference.
Has anyone changed distros to something that wasn't a parent/derivative of your old distro and stuck with it?
wow, almost my same path. I also used gentoo and tried a bunch of less common distros. My last change was migrating from Arch back to Slackware. Arch was going through too many changes and I wanted something stable. Slackware may not be the most popular or easy to use but I don't think any other distro is more stable.
Now that's a long list!
What do you think made you jump? Boredom or just looking for something new?
Wow. That was like reading my biography.
Except for gNewSense. I never could bring myself to run it because the name sounds like gNuisance.