A fellow benchmarked a ton of distributions for speed of install, memory use, menu use, etc. Distros benchmarked:
Fedora Core 2
BLAG came in second, Yoper in first. Yoper is a heavily speed-optimized distro. If I get a chance I'll take it for a spin and see if I can integrate some of it's optimizations into BLAG. Some of them I know I can't intergrate as I try not to change the main things that make blag compatible with Fedora Core and the repositories (e.g kernel, glibc, etc.).
Here's the benchmark results:
It also appeared in heise.de for those of you that speak german or bablefish.
P.S. FWIW, I don't put too much weight into this benchmarking, but it was cute to find us up there. ;)