So far - not bad at all. I have a Gnome desktop - nothing really new here. Sulfur is somewhat like Synaptic - I'm installing a few necessities now. Updates are already done, I'm just adding to my desktop toys.
Wallpaper and windows styles are nice - I really don't like to much color, or white space. It looks good to a color blind old man. I'll be trying to install from a tar.bz in a few minutes. SwiftFox is just Firefox, optimized to whatever CPU you might have. It actually does work a little faster than a vanilla Firefox.
Of course, I'm reading up on Portage and Emerge before I attempt that little task - although that MAY not be necessary. Swiftfox has it's own installer, but I want to be halfways sure before I try running it.
This whole thing looks pretty good, right now. Let's see how long it is before I get into trouble!!
Thanks for the welcome, Fitzcarraldo - and I'll be hitting the links you suggest.