4) Surprisingly, yes
5) So far theyre doing good, hope to see them continue
6) Agree on both points
2) Very much so disagree... All computers I've got run Arch both as desktops and 2 dedicated home servers. Its hardly a toy. Is it for the average user? Hell no, but it is far from a toy. Once you get it setup you just stop caring, keep up with updates, check the homepage for news once a month to spot any update-problems or non-standard updates (replacements for example) and you just keep going. Btw my "real work" is CS, schooling, video/audio editing and casual gaming-- its really nice having the latest versions of all libraries, LibreOffice, AV tools and gfx drivers & wine to get those things done.