Welcome DaveOxford...enjoy your stay.
As stated, Arch was not that hard to install, but you really have to pre-read the Beginners Guide and follow it closely. I did it with no problem. Ran Arch for a short while but that was it. Just wanted to see if I could do it.
But Gentoo...I draw'the line there
As the famous (I refer to it as "pain in the ass") statement goes "tide and time wait for no man". I"m "honorary/59" here but relate well.
Seems like yesterday I was a sleek lean & mean specimen. Mentaly I do envision myself as about 30-ish which is a good thing. I try not to take life too seriously, which I feel is key to my general well being at present.