I must say that Sabayon Linux development has been coming along very nicely through the years. I've been following it since it's conception, and I was even a beta tester before it was even called Sabayon
Some of you may know me for my b!tching of all the bugs through the years, and some of you may remember how I used to hang out in #sabayon and help people before it moved to freenode.
In short, I've been a Gentoo user since 2004. My original attraction to Gentoo was the idea of building things with, a my own two hands, so to speak. As a result, I refused to use anything that I didn't build myself. But I always liked a lot of the stuff Sabayon did, (and thus, borrowed many ideas from it for my own installs)
But, as life goes on, I don't have time to build and maintain a Gentoo install anymore. (it can be a lot of work), so I threw Sabayon 5.2 on my laptop and I am amazed how well it's running out of the box. (and I love Entropy/Equo/Sulfur) It still could use a lot of work, and I could go on and on about bugs, but I won't
Anyways, I finally got rid of my "Gentoo purist" ego. I realize in the end it doesn't matter whether I'm using a *pure* Gentoo install or not. A install as nice as Sabayon would have taken me 3-4 weeks to build, (and probably longer to make it actually functional!)
As a result, I am enjoying Sabayon for what it is - A really nice "out of the box" Gentoo Experience with a lot of extras and a great community, so I thank the Sabayon team for all their hard work so lazy people like me can enjoy it
Edit: Actually, Sabayon has become much more than just a fork of Gentoo. I should give it more credit
This post was most likely written under the influence. I am in no way affiliated with Sabayon Linux, or the Sabayon Linux development team. My views are my own, and very well may offend people. If you're offended by anything I say, feel free to fsck off:)