I've been working for 6 years with Gentoo. I love all configuration and installation options, the pretty colorful init toolchain and portage, but I absolutely hate compiling software, since it lasts ages. I'm really envious of Ubuntu users who just type "apt-get upgrade" (lasts about 30 seconds) while I'm typing "emerge --sync" (currently runs for over 40 minutes). "apt-get install anything" just lasts a few more seconds, while compiling even small software needs hours of time. Since I'm planning to buy a typical Atom-powered Netbook, I'm again confronted with the question: Isn't there any Linux distribution which is almost like Gentoo, but just without compiling?
I admit the question is sort of silly, but I tried Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and I just don't like running Firefox 3.0 for half a year until the distributors release a new version.