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> Actually, yes. Gentoo has never been a hand-holding distribution. We
> try to provide documentation and reasonable defaults for any apps the
> user chooses to install, and let the user configure what they will.
Gentoo is about choice. Well, except for the choice to not have to
I don't see why having some nice polished sets of use flags is a bad
thing. Personally, I find it a pain when I've emerged half of my system
only to find out I left out some critical use flag (my use flags take up
several lines now). Sure, leave users a choice, but there is no harm in
giving them some pointers.
Gentoo should be fully usable in a USE="" state, but that doesn't mean
that we need to make users start out from this point.