So this morning I came across the following post on Twitter...
Please note: These are my opinions and my opinions only. They are not representative of any distro, distro developer or maintainer.
Also note, I've never used Slackware or Arch. I used Gentoo as my daily driver for about two years and Sabayon (a Gentoo derivative) about two years prior to that. I currently use OpenSUSE exclusively for reasons I'll touch on later.
So this invokes several thoughts and emotions. So let's make one thing clear up front... Gentoo, Slackware, and Arch are *NOT* Ubuntu. I can't speak for the developers and maintainers of each of these projects but I'm pretty sure their target market is not those using (or looking at) Ubuntu or Mint. These distros have a completely different market and purpose. Let's walk through this for a second..