"Linux is free, but only if your time is not worth anything to you."
lol ... you're the VL forum king of one liners in this thread. Here's a great desktop that crashes a lot was my other personal favorite so far.
Both good points though too. At least with the time invested in nix you're learning an interesting and valuable skill and that's worth something. Doubt you'd be doing it if you didn't have a thing for playing with comps. It's kinda like a hobby for many nix users I think.
Keep hearing linux isn't ready for this n that around though. Don't believe that. Linux is just fine for PC users imo ( for that matter even mass scale corp/institutional deployment ). Though only my opinion. Seems like that having to have the latest thing can really bork someone's life up. It's nice, but in my mind ... again. As long as a full featured, stable OS is available to anyone who wants an alternative to closed source craptastic corp OS's.
Then no matter what that cannot be a bad thing. So rolling back to xfce 2.6 isn't the end of the world. As long as you've got a fast, stable OS with all the tools on it to do daily tasks ya want to do. As mentioned too. Don't know about you but I can't help but doing the distro hop. It's fun and interesting to see what all is out there and avail in the nix world.
All personal preference o course. But no reason you can't have your xfce 2.8 DE and keep vector linux if you've grown fond of it along the way. Think that's great though. The spirit of competition among nix/FOSS devs. People are going to use the one they like the best. Keeps raising the bar for the devs behind all this great software. Us endusers and fanbases for the software they create are truly blessed.
I mean really have invested more than a lil bit of time getting my bearings where linux is concerned. But it's been its own reward too. Plus honestly with software like VL light 6.0 avail. I could save myself a fortune if I feel like it. Would never have to buy retail comp hardware again. Think VL lite 6 could blaze along just fine on a comp with 256mbs/ram. Those are a dime a dozen.