I agree too, Pardus has Professionalism and really good programming philosophies.
But i am not using Pardus yet due to the next reasons:
Not supporting LVM (Linux Volume management) which is a really really wonderfull tool, i just wish volumes to be automatically expandable.
I have installed Pardus on my system, and all my backups where on an LVM and it is not even on the contrib repos. That is saaad.
YALI installer is not very "manual" or advanced. I preffer reiserfs over ext3 but YALI doesnt want me to choose. Also it doesnt like you to change the mount points. I dont know why dont you use DiskDruid like all other good installers out there, this part is doubling efforts.
It is strongly kde based and i just preffer gnome and some xfce tools like thunar.
Is 32 bits and one major thing that i like about linux is getting the full power of the computer.
No USE flags. Gentoo USE flags are just a perfect solution. Sadly the emerge tool is a mess and terrible slow.
The livecd is not installable. I dont know why it is not, i have made a simple gentoo-livecd and making it to install with a bash script was very easy, maybe easier than making a YALI.
Those are all the brown points that i see on Pardus, but everything else seems to be going really good, maybe in 2009 i will give it another try.
Another thing that i wish on pardus is it to have an gentoo-stage like tgz with only pisi on it and then install everything from source.