You might be looking for a quick way to setup a Drupal site, without having to wade through thousands of modules to figure out the right combination that will provide the basic functionality that you need. Well, Features is a module that you almost certainly will use if you're doing any kind of Drupal development. And, built on top of the 'features' concept is a module/feature called Debut. It's quite an interesting new direction for Drupal. If you want to get the benefits of Debut easily, you can try out the Open Outreach distribution.