I've been eyeing LinuxMCE for a while now, and I'm just about ready to make the plunge. I've got a couple of questions. I've searched the forum and wiki, but couldn't find any relevant answers.
The first step, obviously, is wiring. I'm a professional nerd. I'm used to commercial structured cabling. I've read where commercial racks can be intimidating to buyers when reselling a home. However, those little Leviton home panels seem too wimpy to use. Plus, where do you put the core if not a rack? Most home automation books I've skimmed just lay out the options, but don't really give pros/cons. I'm interested in hearing a variety of opinions and experiences. Links to books and outside sources are appreciated as well.
Second, I'm speccing out the core. I'm thinking of using a SSD as the OS drive. Because of the write cycle issues inherent with flash media, I figure on using a spinning HDD for constantly-changing items. Also, I'm interested in using XFS on the media partitions and wherever MythTV puts live/recorded TV. I've read that things get... complicated... with trying to exert too much control over LMCE's disk drives. But the things I'm wanting to control are below the level of LMCE. So what is stored where inthe directory tree? What gets written to a lot? I'm assuming swap and /var, but what about /home?