philosophical differences, which i counted on (my efforts are too amateur to really threaten, rival or compete with anything going on here) though my impressions are:
xtraeme? where? you know i went looking for him, i even found a guy with the same handle (same spelling) on imgur. not sure its your guy. id really like you to find him, it seems clear this will go on without him. i get it if youre saying everyone else agrees philosophically.
i believe small distros are what we need most right now. void is small, but robust. i cant imagine what i would improve, the changes i make to it will most likely be for people that never loved arch. you really dont want that in void proper!
i dont consider it a fork. i automate the remixing of distros, to create things that serve different purposes/audiences. like if i open up a small vegetarian place next to a small place that serves mostly chicken, the net result will probably be the chicken place increasing in business/traffic, rather than losing it.
im finally modifying the ext3 without corrupting it, so the next version of mkfigos (2.9) is likely to be available soon. its so modest you should be laughing at it, not lamenting a thing. picture someone drawing a nice picture of your distro in crayon, before you think of it as a “fork.”
“specific features that you need.”
i chose void as a very solid base for a derivative. 32-bit support and your kernel are main attractions, or i might have very well chosen obarun instead. but it does me zero good to harm your distro. if i do that, it may not suit my purposes. i benefit more from your success.