Well, it's been a few weeks living and working with the Eee PC. Actually, we now have two Eee PCs in our household - my wife wanted one for herself, so I picked one up as a last minute Christmas gift for her. She's enjoying her Eee PC as much as I am. She hasn't touched her other laptop (which used to be her main PC) since Christmas day. I thought about selling it, too, but maybe I'll keep it around as a test machine for new Linux distros when I have the urge to try them out.
As for installing a new Linux distro. on my Eee PC, I don't think I'll be doing so any time soon. I've tried booting up a few live CDs (via a new DVD drive and IDE to USB enclosure I bought), but it looks as though it would take some effort to get any of them configured properly on the Eee's hardware. And, to be honest, the default OS is just fine for me.. most importantly, everything "just works".
I've added a couple Debian repositories to my Apt-get configuration and I've been able to add all the extra apps I need without a problem. So, for any distro. fanboys reading this blog, I suggest that, if you're considering buying an Eee PC, you leave your distro hang-ups at the door and see the Eee PC for what it is. You don't really need Ubuntu/Red Hat/Mandriva/Slackware/Gentoo installed to enjoy what the Eee has to offer. I thought I did, but I've proven myself wrong. It runs Linux and it runs Linux well. That's what really matters.
A few things I've been doing with my Eee:
* Ripping DVDs (installed mencoder and acidrip)
* Ripping MP3s and OGGs (installed grip and lame)
* Burning CDs (installed XCDRoast)
* Creating/editing web pages (installed SeaMonkey and using it's WYSIWYG editor)
* Editing photos and images (installed GIMP)
* Playing a few games (like Abuse and Eternal Lands)