"When I began using Gentoo in 2003, everything worked like
clockwork. Results were practically guaranteed and always to my
liking. I had stability and a slight but noticeable increase in
performance. But the greatest thrill of running Gentoo was the
sense of ownership. No other system in the world was exactly like
mine, and mine was exactly as I wanted. That's hard to achieve with
"As time passed, however, the project's founder moved on and the
quality of Gentoo began to decline. Packages no longer compiled
cleanly, and some of the workarounds caused instability. I was on
the verge of giving up on Gentoo, but I wanted to wait for the new
release before deciding."
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