I'm a user coming from Gentoo and I've been searching for a new distribution to switch to (though I really like Gentoo, but it is simply not moving forward anymore). I've considered ArchLinux as an alternative and have recently found Pardus which seems very interesting...
...But I still have some issues:
* Where is the documentation?. I struggled with the website to find documentation and finally found some articles explaining PiSi, COMAR, etc; but I failed to see documentation on setting up advanced software like LDAP, cacti, openvz, even beryl!, among others (either everything just works or theres a need for larger docs. i.e. a wiki, a packages website, introductory articles...).
* How big is the user base? can users easily contribute to the distribution? is there a user-submitted package repository?
* Why does one need to write XML to write packages? Once I read that "making humans write xml is sadistic". I totally agree. Since the distribution is greatly based on python: have you considered something like: SLiP http://slip.sourceforge.net/
* The web site seems like a closed source project (hehe). It doesn't seem to aim to user inclusion. (Though it is quite pretty)
* Why not use English as primary language? I understand it is a Turkish distro (I'm Venezuelan and my primary language is Spanish), but it would help making the distribution available to more people (I found documentation for many things but in Turkish)
I did like Pardus a lot, and am going to give it a try, but I'm really concerned about the user inclusion in the distribution. I would gladly join the developers if I find the distribution to be open to new users and contributions.
I would love to see Pardus become a distribution with the openness of Gentoo for advanced users but easier for the general user.