the 'increasing multimedia orientation' is a thing the distros are doing, not the kernel. the
kernel folks are working to solve any problems that the kernel has that cause grief with
multimedia use, but usually these impovements help other workloads as well.
putting the same multi-media oriented userspace on top of a different kernel won't help unless
the new kernel is a better fit for multimedia uses, and I haven't heard that the *bsd kernels
are multimedia powerhouses.