Pleased to be here Lyn.
In our WH Smiths, there are 3d stick out perspex racks - Linux Mag is right at the back hidden by the shelf above, and Linux Format in front, and then both are currently hidden by a Wii mag with a plastic bag to keep the free gift from straying. These are then lost in a sea of Mac Mags.
As distros go I think Vector is great for low spec machines, and windows users, so anything that increases awareness of Vector in the UK must be good. I have introduced a couple of people to Linux with the live disk.
I also like the live disk version because it includes Opera on a live disk (used Puppy before). I've used Opera for so long (well before changing to Linux) that I tend not to like anything else, other than Konqueror and iCab.