Before getting to the stuff that's related to the topic let me tell you a few things about me and Sabayon.
The first time I installed it was version 6 (IIRC). Back then I used Sulfur for all package-related work. It was pretty slow and even made mistakes (all gnome-icons were deleted, networkmanager stopped working). Reinstallation of those packages fixed the problems though (even if it required me to tamper with ifconfig, route and /etc/interfaces when networkmanager died).
Now I had my annual "let's try out another distribution" phase and installed Sabayon 9 to find out that Sulfur has been replaced with Rigo. So far I didn't have to update anything so I will see if it has the same problems as Sulfur. However, the installation process was a lot faster and worked in the background while I selected more packages to install.
That is really great stuff in my opinion! So far, I am very happy with it!
However, there's one thing that Sulfur did better. Not great, but better: Categories.
In Rigo I can only type in parts of packages that I am looking for, but I don't have a way to, say, open up the "Games" section and browse through all the available packages there. Maybe a "Software Center" thingy that only shows the main packages and no supporting packages would be great too, but categories would be a good start.
Are there plans to implement either of those things?
PS: I hope this is the correct forum for this. If not, just move this thread to the Newbies forum