I had been wondering some time ago if it would worth installing (creating) a gentoo onto my machine. Since I do engineering calculations some speedup would be really nice. But eventually I came to the conclusion that even if my machine would be faster I would still loose more CPU cycles on compiling stuff.
I mean if my machine is 10% faster but spends a day per every week compiling stuff then what's the point?
I'm interested in what actual users think about this.
Please bear in my that this is just my "feeling" about the topic mostly based on what I've read.