I have to agree, with you on this.
I've been using F11 for a month now (dual boot CentOS 5.3) and life is good!!
I used barry to back up my storm ( 3 days before it fell off the MAX
and restored ALL content no problem.
my laptop is pretty old (2.4 Turion, 2 gb ram, 120 hd, bluetooth, wifi) but Leo makes it fly!!
all my favorite apps run smooth as silk (codeblocks, azureus, vbox, opera, lmms, handbrake)
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!