This is the nicest implementation of i3 I've ever seen. I came close to replicating it on another distro, but it took me 3 days on and off to do it.
Manjaro as a whole works especially well on my laptop (other than some grub issues that were admittedly close to deal-breaking).
dmenu_recency is a godsend. compton and conky working great. just installed libinput-gestures and it's working out of the box. I also noticed power management (i.e. fans spinning up) is actually working better than Windows, which is a first for me.
This is a fantastic distro.