I use Gentoo on my desktop, Arch Linux/Debian on my (low-end) laptop and I recently installed OpenBSD on my old desktop. I am also contemplating buying a Raspberry PI and installing NetBSD on it.
The Reasons for using Gentoo are:
- Gentoo has been around for a long time and it has good reputation (it has competent developers, it's not a botnet and it's not going to disappear overnight, etc.)
- Overlays are way better than AUR or cancer like PPAs and Snaps
- Gentoo is a stable distro but you can easily install bleeding edge software (you can set the versions on per-package basis)
- You can tweak and optimize everything however you wish; Gentoo is very flexible and versatile.
- (cont. on last point) If you enable/disable options in packages on compile-time, you can gain additional performance and security
- Because Gentoo is source-based distro, all programs you install will be optimized for your hardware (this gives a small speed boost)
- Gentoo gives you a lot of choice and it supports other init systems besides SystemD (I don't like SystemD very much. The fact that SystemD got pushed so hard, should make you really think.)
TL;DR: Gentoo offers maximum comfort and rice-ability. Optimize to extreme.
If you are interested in learning more about Gentoo, you can check out this thread on 8chan --> https://8ch.net/cpu/res/23.htmlYour fortune: You will meet a dark handsome stranger