Of course, my mistake may have been that i used the "old" 2010 iso, which i never managed to make a singer remaster from.
So i downloaded the new 2010.1 iso and repeated the exact steps i had before, and also followed the suggestions you made, eg:
$ apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
And then install all the applications I like (OOo, vlc, task-multimedia, etc.) including draklive-install (via Synaptic).
After then I reboot.
And then I configure my desktop to the way I like and then copy as root the ./kde4 folder of my home folder to /etc/skel/
$ cp -Rv /home/username/.kde4/ /etc/skel/
And then I reboot again (force of habit!).
And then I do bleachbit to weed out unnecessary files.
After that, I do the following:
$ umount -a
And now i've got a fully packed remaster including xbmc with alaska skin all ready to go