Good Post. You forgot the number 1 thing you can do in a Linux distro - Figure out some way to epicly break Linux, then post about it on the forums. I ounce, after downloading about 600+ packages to fix an audio problem, found my self on a different desktop from Gnome. It wasn't KDE or Xfce. I showed it to a Linux guru I know. His response was "What the..." Best laugh of my life.
Also, why would ever recommend Chrome. As a Linux supporter, you should be accustom to reading TOSs. Basically, Google's TOS for Google.com, Gmail, and Chrome says that they have the right to record any date - personal and private - that happens while using their products. They then resell this data to corporations. Oh, no they don't sell your private data, but there's nothing in the law against them trading it with a partner or subsidiary company. So, you research something private, and suddenly your getting emails or ads that are targeted at selling you what ever you just researched. Never use Google, unless it can't be helped (yes I use google.com to research stuff, but I never use Gmail or Chrome because Google has no right knowing my private data).