The first question I need to ask; Is Debian intended to be only for hobbyists? If not; Why is the installation not easier? If distibutions can be built on Debian, but are easier to install, why can't Debian use the same methods? Why can't you use something like FreeBSD's floppy install system? What is objectionable about having a GUI installation tool like; 1) MSC Linux's Webmin 2) SuSE's YaST 3) Modified 'mc', 'linuxconf', etc.