The problem is, it's a vast range of people and everyone has different wants. Personally I have no use for scientific software and probably 95% of the people don't either, so why should I get stuck with it? Some people like the demos, gives them a chance to try something different. Everybody is different and not everyone speaks up.
Yes, toss out suggestions, but at the same time don't blow up and continue to just use portage for your software needs. It's impossible to please everyone, but with the power of the package manager we all have the ability to turn our installs into what we want. We all need to be practical about this and can't get upset cause this package wasn't installed. Keep the suggestions coming, it never hurts to suggest and who knows what will be in store
I can understand that you want to satisfy as many people as possible and if they have different needs and interests there is no way to do that. But some priorities may be followed. For instance Demos of Games which are (mostly outdated) will not saisfy anybody. If somebody wants to try them out, then that is what portage is out there for. On the other hand if you have new-recent full edition of games then those may be welcome. Since the default KDE/GNOME Linux games are awful and stupid it would make sense to include Full state of the art Linux Games if they become available. But guys, please NOT DEMOS. Let's put it in another way. From the millions of software out there in the portage, you have chosen to include DEMOS on the official Sabayon Distribution? Even if people like the DEMOS then it is highly unlikely that they will buy the GAME. Nobody wants to buy software. So why should you include it after all if the full version is not easily accesible (not to mention that they are outdated inferior from they competitors in Windows)?
Regarding scientific stuff, at least they are not Demos, and they do not occupy too much space. Check out the packages I suggested and see for yourselves. I will rewrite them here for your convenience:
just to name a few. Of course I can download them from portage. I can download everything from portage. It would be nice to have them there though instead of having demos. This is scientific software everybody is using.
Regarding games I believe it would be better if Sabayon included software such that Windows guys
could play Windows games in Linux. Such Software could be:
I do not know the implications regarding licensing e.t.c. But I would consider it if I was the leading developer of Sabayon.