I have been hosting my web site since Dec 2000. I have a huge collection of photos. Photos scanned from film before 2002 and photos from digital camera since September 2002. I also have a huge collection of MP3s ripped from my collection of CDs (3500+ songs). All this data is stored on my home file server. With such a large amount of data (and not-so-infrequent disk failures) over the years I have built a nice data storage solution for myself.
Transition to Gentoo has been very smooth without any major issues. I like Gentoo. It is designed with developers and system admins in mind. The community is very much like Debian.
I am getting tired of compiling and recompiling lots of packages over and over to keep my system up-to-date.