If not Arch, then what?

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I am really enjoying CRUX on a virtual machine and may switch my Arch netbook over to it. Things I like about CRUX: * Ultra-KISS (LILO as bootloader, no initrd, etc.)* choice of a BSD-style ports system and a Slackware-style pkg toolkit with manual dependency resolution* a sort-of CRUX equivalent of AUR (httpup) * Gentoo-style system installation (no installer to speak of; user must manually run a series of commands and then chroot into the installed system to finalize configuration)* being forced to compile the kernel during the install, etc. I am even appreciating how the relatively slim doc (HowTos)