Well what can I say... i've been using linux mostly as dualboot with xp on different machines. Done some distro hopping. Tried Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Arch linux, Slackware, Suse, Mandriva, and probably some more on Distrowatch top 25-list...
Arch and Slackware being the two best. Great performance, and stable. But to me I found them a bit hard to use... don't mind get my hands dirty, but prefer when "it-just-works" so one can later go play with settings, optimizations, etc etc.
Debian was sloooooow, and Ubuntu is Debian + bugs.
Fedora, got me into rpm-hell... and suse/mandriva was like vista, slow and bloated.
So, I wanted something "based" on Arch or Slackware. And I found VectorLinux
The only thing Arch has superior Slackware is Pacman (package manager), but I haven't tried Slapt-get yet. Heard it was good