I'm posting this out of AntiX
I got rid of Arch today. Sorry, Oz, but I never really warmed to it. Maybe that was because, unlike all the other distros I have installed, I didn't want it for its own sake; I just wanted a binary version of Crux, and of course Arch isn't that.
Installing AntiX wasn't difficult (you get cfdisk to do your partitioning - not as friendly as parted but a damned sight more so than the pretty graphical abomination you get with the Ubiquity installer). Rebooting wasn't so easy, as the kernel options that were automatically installed weren't consistent with my hardware. I had to remove them from Grub's menu.lst by hand. Fortunately this was grub-legacy so it was editable.
I don't have graphics yet so I'm writing this in elinks.