I did a clean install of the Xubuntu Jaunty Jackelope release candidate last night, and it went very smoothly. The install was quick and easy, and I like the themes and default apps that come with Xubuntu. On the small screen and limited hardware, I am liking XFCE more than GNOME, which seems bloated by comparison.
This morning I did an apt-get upgrade, which updated 70 packages, and that was it.
I haven’t yet gotten Compiz working (because I can’t find a button to turn on desktop effects… lame, I know), and it’s taking me a little time to find thinks in locations other than where I expect them to be, but that seems to happen any time I try a new remix / respin / distro / desktop, so I won’t hold that against it.