Distrowatch is a popular site. Anyone who wants to compare distros or quickly check what various distros are doing should waste a bit of time there.
Amazing. The last week saw the number of distros with 1000 or more hits per day increase from 9 to 15 compared to the last month. What happened is that the total hits/day for the top 100 distros increased 9%, but the hits/day for the top 15 increased 20%. This means the world is becoming more focussed on the popular distros. A consolidation of distros is happening.
This is as it should be. The world can make its own software but the world does not need hundreds of distros. Eventually we should see a decrease in the number of distros with only the most popular and the most valuable special-purpose distros surviving.
Also unavoidable is the conclusion that interest in GNU/Linux is still growing rapidly. All this FUD about the death of GNU/Linux on the desktop is rather silly. What business would not be celebrating 10-20% growth in activity per month?