After multiple attempts of trying different OS i'm coming closer to FreeBSD, but sticking to command line is not an option so i'm thinking of mating it with Gnome. I know of pre-built mutants like PC-BSD and DesktopBSD but i also know how 'personalised' the system can be if you do it yourself, for example, by excluding all the rubbish packages before you install the whole thing. Plus they are KDE based and i opt out for Gnome. Did any of the forums users attempt to install FreeBSD and a Windows manager on their own? Was it hard and did it take long?