Ok, I promise after this I'll settle and stop spin hopping (spinning?).
Now we're playing with Deepin. I tried Budgie, but the less said about that, the better.
The point of this thread is to keep a running record of what I run into to help anyone that comes along after me as there's not a lot of threads on Deepin here.
First up is the monitors, as is logical it assumes my monitors are side by side, problem is that it doesn't allow me to change it. That one is easily solved, just install arandar and you're good to go. If its not a fixable glitch with DeepIn, they should prolly just add that to the package since its kind of necessary for multi-monitor set ups.
Second, network applet (or whatever you call the dock thingies). Won't let me log into the network, no password box ever pops up. Luckily this can easily be fixed by using the control center. Also it doesn't show the name of the network, despite being connected it still says I'm not. I this applet the same across multiple spins? If so, I suspect the problem is with it, as I've had a similar problem on the experimental net edition and I think the failure to show network showed up in a third spin as well.
Now that the problems are out of the way, what's there to say? Pretty distro, I was worried that it'd be too heavy for my system, but it doesn't seem that way. Not surprisingly it sorts the files and folders more or less the way I want. Its order is a little odd (oK, quite odd, I'd love to know the logic behind it), but the fact that it works isn't much of a surprise.
FileManager (get a name folks, Dive maybe or George) reminds me a lot of Finder on Mac, the toolbar and menu areas are different, but the rest is very close, add an applications folder, and it'd be hard to tell them apart.
I poked around the live off and on for two days testing things and was happy with it, so barring any unforeseen major glitches, I think I"ll be happy here. We'll see ifn I stay with Evolution as my email client, when I tried it on Budgie it was too buggy to use, though I really wanted it to work.