I've been a Linux user for some time now, but I'm still learning. I've tried several Distros in the past year or so, but Fedora and Ubuntu were the two that I stuck with.
Ubuntu is very different than any other distros that I tried. It was very easy to get comfortable using, but I never really "liked" it.
Right now I'm trying out Debian Etch, but I'm having a hard time adapting to the new surroundings. I managed to get my drivers installed, and compiz-fusion working, but there are still a lot of things I was able to do very easily on ubuntu, that I can't seem to get the hang of in Debian.
I'll go ahead and list the issues I'm having:
Pidgin - I was finally able to get it installed with backports, but AIM doesn't work
Firefox - I was able to install it from the site, but is there a repo I can use?
Second Life - Streaming video worked pretty good in Ubuntu, but not in Debian.
G15 - the multimedia buttons on my keyboard don't work on Debian.
Look and Feel - Finally, the way Debian looks with my gtk2.0 theme looks very different from Ubuntu. Some icons are much to large, while others are to small. My menu icon doesn't change. I'm not very fond of the "Debian Menu", or the Menu Editor.
Sorry if it sounds like I'm just complaining, but try to understand I've been trying to get everything perfect for 2 days, when it usually takes me a couple hours in Ubuntu. I really do like Debian, and I don't plan on switching back to Ubuntu. To me, it feels better when you have a system you had to work at to get perfect.
I'll keep looking around, and try to fix the problems myself, however it never hurts to ask people that actually know what they're doing.
One final question, Would it be better if I used Lenny instead of Etch, or should I try the Daily Build?