I have been using Linux as my Main System since 2003, without having played around beforehand, or going back and forth. Being a software developer, it was not that hard a transtion as for the "normal" end-user.
Never was much tempted by Mac OSX.
But, naturally, I have tried a lot of distributions over the years; Looking for a solid KDE distro, I have found Manjaro and been using it for over two years now. Happily for the most part.
It is a great distribution and beats ALL its rivals in over 90% of the field.
I will leave it and head back for something-with-Debian territory pretty soon. I am not looking forward to the GNOME-centricity, the years-old KDE or the other outdated software packages in the repo, believe me!
But I have little choice: With no other distro I had to stick my head under the bonnet (or "hood", if you're from the U.S.) and mutter "What is it now, you little §$*!" this often - and I have used Sabayon. (Now, Sabayon was not half as good as Manjaro, completely different beast.)
And it is not, that the sound would not work, or a theme would be lost or video playback would stutter...
No, Manjaro does not boot. You sit there with a blank black screen or a twisted boot failure and make room in your calendar for the next hours.
When I first started to use Manjaro, I read somewhere that you ought to have a second LTS kernel installed, in case the main kernal broke after an update. I found this ... worrying to say the least. I did it thou and it saved my lower back a couple of times.
Well, if that's what it takes to live in a shiny new paradies, than so be it, right?
But it is not only that. Grub has never heard of you or your partitions. That init-thingy, who needs that anyway? Everything may have a hiccup, the important thing is, that you can easily fix and that you are not left out in the rain.
With that said, I have had it. You cannot build the perfect marathon runner that runs 40km with perfect speed and grace, then falls, breaks a leg and twists an ankle in one go and does not get up again.
Leaving the field to all the others that have been stumbling, falling, wheezing, sweating and coughing and not keeping up for 40km and now beat you to it!
That sucks, you know? And you need to fix that.
What am I supposed to tell all those Windows users? That my system is more relyable than theirs? Stacked against Windows 10, I just cannot make that claim any longer.
You need to get better at not leaving your users out in front of a dark screen after an update. I do not care if I have the very latest kernel or just the latest kernel. Or if the newest Grub saves a second in boot.
I want not to be afraid of an update. Okay?
I am really sorry - there are 100s of distributions out there for people who want to play around with bleeding edge stuff and do not mind reinstalling and reinstalling again. Please do not let Manjaro be one of those.