Re: Is Debian any good
Debian is too "generic" and tries to please everyone, that is it why it fails (really bad imo).
It is not as good and polished Desktop as Ubuntu.
It doesn't have the simplicity of operation of Slackware
It doesn't have customization ability of Gentoo
It is not as good as a rolling release distro as Arch Linux
It can't match the stability/security of CentOS/RHEL as a server
It doesn't have the advanced GUI configuration/administration tools of Novell/Suse
It doesn't have the bleeding edge technologies of Fedora
The only strong point of Debian I can think of, is that it works on many non-x86 architectures, But this I think is something that very few people need.
I suggest to avoid Debian and use the best distro for your needs.