What distros are of interest to you and why? Many of us enjoy trying and following different distros and I was just wondering why they might interest you. Please don't bash anyones choices or reasoning and try to explain what holds you interest.
Linux Mint Xfce Debian
This release has my interest because it is not Ubuntu based and I am interested in what the future might hold for it. With Gnome going to Gnome 3 and Ubuntu going with Unity I think this edition holds the key to preserving things we have all grown to love like the Mint menu. There has been mention of us providing our own package updates and the Mint menu being developed to work in Xfce like it does in Gnome, this would be exciting in my opinion. The current release updates from testing and tends to create some confusion. If we had a solid base, built our own updated applications and updated the base elements when necessary, I think the Xfce Debian based release could potentially become more popular than Ubuntu. If drivers were provided out of the box like Mandriva and PCLinuxOS, it would be extremely nice. I am very interested in how this edition evolves.
PCLinuxOS e17 gtk based editions
I am currently running the PCLinuxOS e17 gtk mini test 2 release on a machine and am very impressed with several things. This is the first e17 edition that has not given me any errors and I have been running it for a couple of weeks now. The nvidea drivers are installed out of the box, they work fine and plymouth works without me having to fix it all the time. I like how quick and responsive the system is and e17 has has the elegant look with the new artwork the PCLinuxOS Team have used in this build. Now, I do see some text with plymouth but it has always consistently worked for me and as I understand, if it does not work it will display text and that is perfectly expectable for me.
I like the "mylivecd" application that comes stock in all flavors of PCLinuxOS. There is never any excuse not to have my perfect working system backed up and I can install what I have on other machines. The rolling release aspect of PCLinuxOS is a major reason why I like this particular distro also, it's nice having up to date applications. Almost forgot to mention the kernel! I like the way Texstar builds kernels, I never see kernel errors and my hardware always works.
Now these are just a couple of projects I like and why I am enjoying following their development. What has your interest?