Here is an interesting write-up on how to find the right Linux distribution. Well, not quite. But it does take you through quite a few things to look for when you read those. For instance, do you know what the purpose of the distribution is for, what version it actually is, how is it installed, what languages does it support, what are the boot issues, etc..
While this article doesn't go into too much depth, I do think it is very handy to have around. I would like to see an addition to the article that talks about things to look out for. Or better yet how the distribution might work with particular applications. I mean, who just puts an operating system on a machine just to see if they can do it? All too often it is the reviewers of the distribution that do this. Not every having any target application in mind. It is up to us to stumble along and find out if the distribution really works. I personally like to see reviews that actually solve a problem, not just get a machine to boot.
Good read at: How to write a thorough review of a Linux distribution