Major newbie here, so please forgive lack of everything.
Been running debian for about a year, mostly for VMWare with several
Windoze clients. The install back then took about two days. This one
took about one hour. Much better.
Just one suggesting from a newbie point of view. It would be nice to
have the option when you choose the drive to install to to have the
installer create a default partitioning scheme so you won't lose a lot
of new-to-Linux users at that stage.
I realize that the actual partitioning scheme could be argued for
years, but a default config that would work 80% of the time, that a
new use could just choose to accept would be one less step they would
have to possibly be discouraged by.
Just my 2 cents.