Is it Time For Arch in the Workshop?

I was reading this post by Charles Schultz (not that one) and I am pondering setting up Arch on a machine, or even a VM to see what I think.

Post is below so I can refer to it in a hurry, read his.

I also had a couple of questions about the package manager, as I find learning how to get the first package installed is often my biggest hurdle and I found this post by Vescha, again copied below for my notes.

I think it is time to experience RAW all over again.