Version: current Rating: 9 Date: 2017-03-06 Votes: 0
Maybe slightly easier to use than Gentoo, mostly because it uses a Debian kernel by default, which needs no compilation. I also like the fact its official repository (its equivalent to the Portage tree) is git-controlled, and not synced via rsync (which is the case for the Portage tree of Gentoo) so one can sync up as many times per day as one wants without angering the maintainers of rsync mirrors and becoming blacklisted. Its /etc/portage/make.conf file is empty by default, which is odd given that Gentoo's equivalent file is usually quite crowded even on a fresh installation. Profiles aren't available for use by eselect, which can make things simpler, I suppose.
Version: current Rating: 8 Date: 2017-02-06 Votes: 0
Easier than Gentoo, but still not for beginners. The majority of packages in the repository need to be compiled in order to get installed, a task that requires time, memory, storage and knowledge in the Linux ecosystem, not for the faint of heart.