Arch Linux is not a beginner's distribution. On the contrary, it is oriented towards an user who is willing to hack text files in order to get the system running.
Some years ago I had considerable difficulties in configuring Arch Linux. Now that there seems to be more documentation available, I might try it again.
Arch Linux 2008.06, a.k.a. Overlord (why on earth do they have to use these silly names for every release of every distribution??) was released June 24th, 2008. You can download your own Arch from this page.