I just ordered a copy of Debian 2.2.
This weekend I plan on ridding myself of Slackware for good. I have no problem with it though. I have used Slackware for two years, but I am looking forward to a more automatic packaging system. I have been having a bear of a time installing Helix Gnome.
After I finish getting my machine back in order, I plan to take a deeper look into gnome-vfs and gconf. At my day job, I have implemented a virtual file transfer library for the product I work on. I completed this far before I knew of gnome-vfs. I feel I could be of assistance with the project.