My Ideal Setup
 Bare Metal OS: CentOS 5
The idea of using CentOS is to have a stable OS as the foundation of the system. Ideally there will be only minimal packages installed (possibly an X setup).
I have created the basic howto for Installation on CentOS to show how I can achieve this.
 Desktop OS: Fedora Core 6
Fedora moves ahead at a rapid pace, so all the "nice" desktop goodies are included. As well as cutting edge software versions.
At present I have almost got this working the way I want, stay tuned