Reading this thread I can't help wondering, how many people actually do use Vector for what it's best for? (I refer here to the SOHO edition.) There is no real serious other distro that advertises itself as focused on the small office, home office segment of the market AFAIK.
What might be failing to attract these kinds of users is an affordable and available professional way to install a networked system for these kinds of users. There is no real 'do-it-yourself' mentality as far as networked systems are concerned in that area of the market. What small office can afford to have a systems administrator? What small office employee knows about setting up security? And who knows how to maximize functionality under stringent security rules? Not your average desktop user. Nor your average small office employee.
Come with that, that everyone knows how to safe a Word document, and nobody has heard of OOo. Integrating spreadsheet data in MS-Word?? Who has mastered that is not likely to ever change horses.
In business, you don't want change :panic: but dependability and predictability. My bet, you never saw an add asking for someone experienced with OOo Calc. You should realize that you _are_ competing with a well known software company on this one. But at a disadvantage, because Vector isn't a household name. If they don't know you, they're not buying. Or in the immortal words of someone interviewed about the effect of marketing:"I don't pay attention to commercials, I just buy the well known products".
On the upside: Vector _is_ better than it's main competitor.
On a personal note, I use Vector in my professional home office.