Well with both Gentoo and Slackware, I like the control I have. I can configure everythings to my liking.
And with Gentoo I especaly like the portage system, That makes it easy and fast to "emerge" pakages.
It also keep track of dependelcys, witch Slackware (out of the box) dose not.
And ofcourse i can still override it if I want
I am the one you thought I was! Just not the way, you expected...