I've been using Gentoo for some time now, and I don't use the automated installers (on the rare occasion I reinstall my own system from scratch). Usually they don't work, and I prefer the manual install anyway. Gentoo, as I see it, is aimed at people who know their way around a Linux system and prefer modifying config files manually rather than using a gui - nothing special about that, just a personal preference. It's definitely not suited for beginners however. I personally also think that if you want a LiveCD/DVD, go with Knoppix. That being said, offline installs for Gentoo are sometimes useful.
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Gentoo Linux 2008.0