I was told today about a new distro called Chakra which appears to be something I've dreamed off for quite a while; a system like Arch GNU/Linux with the simple approach to configuration, that is easy to install and use overall.. It uses KDE4 so as KDE4 continues to mature it could end up being quite a system.
From their goals section:
"Our goal with Chakra is to provide a operating system for desktops that is easy to use, but still has all the functionality, clarity, power and speediness of a KISS operating system. In the long term, we want to build an operating system based on Arch Linux that meets most requirements desktop users have today, like easy installation of software, graphical system administration, configuring power management on mobile devices or sharing an internet connection."
Who would have thought? Almost sounds like Ubuntu except based on Arch, a system far younger and in some ways more sophisticated than Debian (mostly in terms of underlying simplicity, elegance, speed and modularity).