I was thinking about installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu on my main machine. Along with doing so I was thinking about rolling a mainline kernel to get all of the latest support for hardware and such that has been released by the upstream kernel devs.
While I am very aware that this make my Ubuntu installation completely void of most Ubuntu support I am still wondering if there are ANY REAL advantages to force a Linux distro to the shiny new (stable) kernel from the upstream devs.
To be honest I have rolled my own before, I followed instructions and it worked fine but that for a very specific reason. So would this be a waste of my time or is there any real reason why this would still be a good idea?