being a once big time Linux user, the concept of product lifecycles and expiry dates was dipping into Microsoft waters. Linux shouldn't be taking any cues from that 'other' system.
not sure what exactly it was but there was some weird security feature that disabled apps that required certain things. it's been a while, but that and being unable to login as root were deal breakers. oh sure i could modify it to force root login and even go to the CLI instead of X but still...should have had the option from the get-go.
as far as distros go i prefer more pure distros, the kind that don't default to X, or GDM, that allow you to toy around. Ubuntu seems like a distro for Windows converts. my preferred distros are Slackware and Debian based, with default CLI logins and use. if i want X, i startx
Samsung Galaxy Precedent (rooted, AreaRom 3.4 , sd-ext w/ 3.65GB internal space)
Kindle Fire (1st Gen, rooted, AOKP JB 4.1, Nova Launcher)
Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G LTE (rooted, Carbon ROM)