I still feel like a novice with Linux, but after Ubuntu introduced the Unity desktop I realised it was time to start looking for a lighter and less cumbersome system; and as other people have already commented, Crunchbang just works. And there's something I quite like about the minimal desktop - I just don't feel like I need to customise it beyond tweaking the menu a bit.
Currently typing this on an old and worn-out laptop that's held together with gaffer tape to keep the screen casing in place, with Crunchbang running on it, and it simply does everything I need it to. What more could a cheapskate ask for?
-It is ready for use after installation
-Fast on my SSD
-Nice people, who actually helps, if problems with linux- newbie like me.
My first experiences with Linux were with Suse back in '02, I liked playing with it and had the luck of having two or three linux connoisseurs in my apprenticeship class.
I've always liked playing with different distros, most of them Debian based, but never had Linux installed as main OS.
What really got me hooked on #! were:
- based on Debian
- fast (even when not on a SSD)
- simple yet appealing looks (even though it could be modified, I only added information to conky)
Crunchbang is the only Linux installation which has not had to share a PC with any other OS.