My experience with the developer community (and I am NOT a VL developer, BTW) is that they take any constructive criticism in a positive way. They roll up their sleeves and try to fix problems. It's one of the things that impressed me about VL to the point that I wanted to volunteer.
So... don't worry about making people feel warm and fuzzy. I think realistic and constructive feedback is generally appreciated.
My feedback on install would be this:
1) Had trouble getting IBM BIOS to boot from CD.
The F1 BIOS boot device order settings seemed to be getting ignored so I used F12 "Boot from temporary device". Not your problem but an issue for newbies.
2) Creating partitions.
What's the partition utility called - parted or something? Every time the installer tried to run it parted fell over with an Out of Bounds error. I got round that by killing the installer and launching parted from the Menu.
3) Partition sizing.
I sized my paritions according to the documentation - it said 2000 to 3000 Kb for root. parted took several attempts to create my 3000 Kb root partition. When it succeeded I restarted installation and chose "Use my existing partitions". The NEXT page said root partition needs to be at least 3800 Kb ! ! ! Grrrr.
Other than that it went OK up till the X server config utility (when I selected AUTO config) left my X server completely unconfigured. VL then wouldn't boot past the progress bar start-up screen at all.
So all-in-all, frustrating for a newbie. The partition utility needs to launch more reliably and the documentation needs to be clearer OR installation needs to advise on partition size requirements before launching the partition utility.
And the AUTO X server config thing completely wrecked my install.
However, I tried a new install last night - it worked very well using xvconf instead of AUTO. I am *very* impressed with VectorLinux. It found my PCMCIA WiFi card straight-off, it found my USB drives. It is pretty and sweet and... yes, I'm impressed. Whether my daughter will feel the glory of running Linux on her old T21 remains to be seen though :-/