I've been using Vector 5.9 since December/January, primarily on my old laptop.
1. I ran into an initial problem (no console after killing X) which I resolved (added vgafb16 to rc.modules). While deciding to experiment with different console fonts, I got the following error when attempting to run the setconsolefont script:
/usr/bin/setconsolefont: line 41: $REPLY: ambiguous redirect
I also have Vector 5.9 installed on a partition on one of my desktops and it reports the same error. No big deal because I know how to setfont and had an idea which to try.
2. I set up my wireless (bcm43xx) using vasmCC.
a. Peeve: after asking to check for binary drivers, the file manager dialog opens to /usr/bin. This takes way too long to populate on less endowed computers. Please change it to a default directory that has fewer files (such as $HOME); users whose drivers might actually be found in /usr/bin (I didn't see any there but I also didn't look very hard) can always navigate there without waiting forever for it to respond again to input.
b. Initial setup didn't result in connection, but required rebooting. Then it was flawless (to my great relief because I'd expected to pop the card out and have to find my network adapter card).
c. Once I was again able to see output to console, I found out why the signal light on my wireless router would continue to flash after I shutdown. I finally was able to see that it couldn't find wlan0. This surprised me because my card is set up at eth0.So I looked and found that etc/wireless/interface.conf listed INTERFACE="wlan0" instead of "eth0."
These aren't drastic issues but I want to point them out. To me these are tolerable compared to things like bloated icons -- especially in jwmrc -- and high resolution wallpaper. I ended up stripping the icons and recompiling jwm without xft and image support that really bog it down. Seems I'm recompiling a *lot* of stuff because many packages seem to have been compiled with more interest in features than size or speed.
Which brings up an off-topic question I have after seeing screenshots yesterday. Will Vector Light use the same packages as Vector or a separate less-bloated repository? And what's the difference between Vector and Vector Light other than the former installs xfce with its X package but allows the window managers of the former as options? If that's it, you should just make xfce an option along with the other two window managers so users wanting "light" won't end up with ostensibly the same weighty packages and overhead in their systems when they start installing packages.