Hmmmm I have to disagree on some points.
-urxvt is the absolute best terminal emulator and konsole is the second best (though it has all that dependency chain
), also guake is based on gnome-terminal
(not that I care about dropdown anyway, I use a tiling window manager and I bound a shortcut to open a terminal quickly)
-true men use vim in the terminal not gvim (seriously though it's much better when programming cause it runs in the same terminal as your toolchain, Ctrl+z ftw)
-I agree on ms fonts
-Yaourt is nice but you might want to check out Aura too.