You ever get anywhere on this? I'm not much help being a RH type of guy, but I know a lot of folks have looked at this thread with no answers. I guess I'm not alone.
I use CentOS on my personal type servers - besides being a RH clone for free, what I like most is that it's supported for 5 years. When you just want to throw up a basic apache/samba/ftp box, it's nice to know you'll not have to touch it forever and still get security upgrades et. al.