I've talked about CrunchBang. A LOT. As much as I like it's minimalism and sheer speed, I don't care for the prevailing thread of Debian pragmatism which holds back an otherwise 'great' Distro. Debian package management on a 2-year cycle is simply unacceptable in today's frenetic, ever-changing world of computer technology.
They've staged 'Waldorf' for production release in December, based on Debian 'Wheezy', which uses Linux kernel 3.2. Kernel.org is now merging Linux 3.7. WTF.