First time Arch Linux install everything went smooth following the "Installation from .7 (HOWTO)" post in another forum.
However, I don't seem to get the gtk fonts quite right. They look very big. How can I fix this?
I think you can set your gtk font size in the .gtkrc (and/or .gtkrc-2.0) configuration file in your home. I don't remember exactly the syntax but a search on gtkrc should help you.