Well, if you can put together the required stuff for anaconda with packages selected in such a manner that you want, and it only uses packages from the CD, then we might consider it for inclusion.
The idea was to stick with what you already have, barring X devel, and gcc/g++.
As for development tools on the CD, I'm going to whack that idea down right now, we don't have space for that and if we did we wouldn't use it for that.
That was the point I was making with the suggestion, hoping I wasn't the only person who thought that way. I like the idea of a single CD distro. It keeps things simple. I agree that gui oriented tools are important, especially for attracting new users, and for simplifying the setup process, but in my mind, extraneous gui applications are supplementary to some absolute basics. gcc/g++ and the X devel tools don't take up that much space, requiring the sacrifice of only a couple of gui apps that only a few people may even notice are missing. I'll bet a lot notice that the devel tools are missing. Who doesn't install software from source at some point?
I leave my suggestion on that note, to be taken or left as is popular.