1. Linux Distributions that I like best: Mandriva, Mageia, PCLinuxOS, SimplyMepis, Pardus, Mint.
2. Other Distros that I have tried: Kubuntu, Fedora, Fusion, Kongoni, OpenSuse, Puppy, TinyME, ZenWalk, MCNLive, Salix, Chakra, Tuquito, Sabayon, Vinux, Ubuntu.
3. Top 1 Rescue Distro: SimplyMepis! When something goes truly wrong, you can always count on this Linux distribution to rescue the system, get into the Web, modify files and make back ups. All that without mentioning it is almost easier to use than Windows ;-)
User of Mandriva Linux 2010.2, SimplyMepis 11, Pardus 2011, Mageia 2, PCLinuxOS 2012.08, and Mandriva 2011