I tell you this, there has never been a truer statement than "Use it or lose it."... I'm working on installing Gentoo onto a laptop. I'm sitting here looking at a kernel menuconfig and feeling like I probably felt 20+ years ago the first time I upgraded a kernel. I feel like I went through a de-evolution with Linux. I started with Slackware, at the time there was basically Red Hat or Slackware to choose from, hmm and maybe Mandrake. From Slackware I switched to Gentoo, and then came Debian, Ubuntu, Mint. Easy mode Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, and Debian to a lesser degree) just ruined it for me, had I stayed with Gentoo and Slackware I would not have lost interest in Linux, period. Ugh... Well, wish me luck getting a usable kernel image. I'll dust the cobwebs off my Linux legs given a little time, it should start coming back to me. Might give FreeBSD another spin too, that was a really cool system to use!