- RPMs from CVS are easier to make than DEBs in my opinion.
- I've found out you can run synaptic (and apt-get) on Fedora.
- I found myself looking on google to do things with Ubuntu that I know by heart for Fedora.
- A clean init system that I can understand and tweak.
- Signal to noise ratio. The Redhat guys are easy to talk to and there is a minimal amount of noise on the mailing lists and IRC.
- I can use custom DKMS ipw3945 and nvidia packages so my custom kernels can work automatically with binary-shitty drivers.
- Black magic. I'm doing lots of work with development versions of the kernel, PolicyKit, HAL and X and I need a clean environment. Ubuntu has lots of black magic, which is great from a “just works” perspective but bad when you are trying to hack on core bits of the stack.
Don't get me wrong, I still think Edgy is great, and would wholeheartedly recommend it for someone new to Linux. For me, Fedora is just right.