I went from using the so-called hard distros to Mandriva around 2008, up till 2011 or whenever Mageia forked and started it's own. I'm now using Mageia Beta, while waiting for version 3 to become final. I also use SalixOS (based on Slackware).
The reason I use linux is I can not afford Windows! I do not do any android development either.
Like it is...Yusef Lateef