There was an interesting thread I read in the forums this morning that was talking about the general process of stabling software, and while I found the original poster's statement very interesting, I posted my own thoughts in response in a few posts in return that I considered shed light on how the scenario really is in developing for Gentoo. Writing about it really got me thinking about the distribution as a whole, and why I like it, and why I keep coming back to it. In short, why I freaking love Gentoo.
I'm going on my eighth year or so of using it. I don't know the exact timeline, but I'm pretty sure I've used it since around April of 2002 or so. I'm also coming up on my fourth year of being a Gentoo developer. That just blows me away. I've also started recently getting a resurgence of interest in working on the development side again, something I'm really glad to see, since I have been progressively phasing myself out over the past few months. Quite recently, though, I've managed to get myself much more organized and that has given me a much bigger picture of areas where I want to focus (and ones I want to drop interest), and so that has made it working on Gentoo fun again. For the record, that's how it should always be.