Everyday I was finding myself typing in a
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -yand had a lot of PPAs so moving to a rolling release distro made sense.
I've installed Arch x64 on my laptop and have only good things to say.
Arch detected all my hardware ( integrated webcam and microphone (which didn't work in Ubuntu 10.10!) wireless card and so on) and worked like a charm.
I am currently using GNOME3 as my desktop environment.