I was a Manjaro XFCE user for years (I think close to or a little past 3 years) and I had an excellent time using the distro. Not sure why, but it started getting really slow and I wanted to try something new. I would've jumped over to Manjaro KDE, however, since working from home full time due to the global pandemic and being on Linux most of my day, I thought I'd try something with a more "stable" base.
Now, I'd like to preface this by saying KDE Neon is great, and I think it made me appreciate/love KDE and I want to stick with desktop environment. However, most of my gripes come from its Ubuntu core, and more specifically, it's reliance on Snap; I cannot count how many issues I had with Snap packages, from the usual stuff like appearance/themes being jacked, all the way to them not showing up in the application launcher or borking my audio sample rate settings when opening more than one audio-related Snap applications (say Spotify and Discord).
I get why folks like Snaps, but until they're more stable and Canonical makes the source-code openly available, I'm gonna try to steer clear of them. Anyway, just installed Manjaro KDE today and I'm happy to get some stability back. Glad to be back, y'all!