"Arch seems very fast. While there is no exact measure, the overall subjective experience during this test was highly positive. A completely functional system with all necessary system tools and services installed and running, was fast and stable 100% of the time."
I personally would have rather heard how the distribution's _package manager_ performs. How long does it take to resolve the dependencies for a package having lots of them? Is there a quick way to search for a package (maybe not by exact name match but also something fuzzier)? Does it take long to update the package database?
I'm a gentoo user so I suppose my applications run as fast as they possibly can, but is this an issue with non-source-based distributions? How fast the applications run?