Thanks for your help. I do not know how I managed to miss that in the rules or the forum itself - its pretty obvious! Just great, introduced myself to the PCLOS community as completely unable to read simple instructions!
The packaging rules also mention that we should not suggest server packages. This almost put me off, but checking the repos I see that almost every server package I want is in the repos: in fact, its not much behind Mandriva which does aspire to be a server distro. Not that I will be running a server, but I need a develop test web server(s) and databases.
I have one issue with E17 to solve before I install (switching users - I have started thread about that already). Once I install I will post in the Welcome Centre.