I certainly don't have fancy graphics cards, fancy "multimedia devices" or anything of that sort to justify a clickety cute installer with lots of doodads.
Then you can install in text mode, it's still easier.
I really don't think the distro makes much of a different though, I end up tweaking them to the point where it's even hard to call it "redhat" or "debian" anymore. Same kernel, same compiler, same GUI, same apps. The only difference is installer, package management, and little extras (like the redhat config tools). Barely even worth discussing IMHO.