There was a slashdot discussion about Gentoo on the PS3. Of course, I stuck up for Gentoo when someone whined that it was too hard. Someone responded with the following:
Gentoo would be more interesting to me if there was a distro of it that shipped with the Gnome desktop installed by default, installed as binary, and then recompiled all the vanilla binary bits from source when the machine was in screen-saver mode. Then I could be up and running right away and getting work done and the system could do its compile-from-source optimizations overnight or while I was at work.
While I'm no developer and don't know what it would take to introduce such a thing, cut a binary installation, like Sabayon, that would ask or detect what kind of system you have and then recompile based on your hardware. I could pass on the "running right away" bit. I even think a script that figured out what needed to be compiled and setup cron jobs to emerge whatever was needed at a scheduled time like 3:00am or M-F 9:00-5:00 or whatever.
Just a suggestion.