We're not going to build any new distro's. Use the make file as an example, update where needed.
The Display Suite profile contains all modules which are supported by Display Suite. We don't enable all modules by default in the installation profile, we just wanted to package them all, so you know what's possible.
We also packaged the Nodeform Columns module for the D6 version which enables you to organise your node forms in an easy way. If you don't really care about fieldgroups on the node form page, but need them on the frontend, you don't need to enable fieldgroups from CCK. The same applies to the tabs and cck fieldgroup tabs module, which are also included in the profile. Display Suite has this functionality by default.
Important: some modules (like gmap and location) require the dev version to work properly, but for obvious reasons, the packed profile only contains official releases.
Read http://drupal.org/project/ds for more info and documentation about the Display Suite module.