I used the debian installer today and loved it
what are other peoples opininions?

I think it's perfectly fine. I also can't understand why people panic when they see that it's a text-only installer. "Oh no, I'm not in a GUI anymore!"

It's so clearly laid out that people should have no problem figuring it out. And it probably does them some good to be without a GUI for a few minutes.

i like text based installers
debians is my fave (i like doing netinstall basic then apt-getting) , followed by slackware

I hate bsd's sysinstall though. I dont like the idea of going back to go forward