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Debian is pretty awesome (and from what I hear, dist-upgrading Debian is generally pretty safe, I've read of people upgrading through 4 releases on the same install). I've been using testing for almost a year now (I say "almost" because I did actually stick with Wheezy for some time after it was released as stable) without any major problems and I have had people say Debian's testing is more stable than the "stable" releases of many other distros (not that this surprises me... for a "testing" distro, it's got some pretty old software). FWIW, ADT runs fine on Wheezy (you'll need to install some x86 packages if you're running 64-bit, though). If it's been a while since you last tried it, give it another go?

It's been several years since I last tried Gentoo, but if setting it up is anything like it was back then... if you're uncomfortable with Debian, you're going to have a bad time. Sure, you'll learn a lot and will probably have a working system in the end, but I'm not sure if that's the safest bet.