I started with Ubuntu 8.04, when I was 60, after a VIC-20, C=64, Amiga, Win95, 98, ME, XP, and got sick of the malware. Tried Ubuntu and fell in love with it. Stayed with Ubuntu and a couple of its derivatives, then got heartily sick of apps I loved disappearing from the repos.
This year, I moved to Manjaro, and I'll never stray. I have all the apps I didn't (aqualung, pypar2, pyrenamer, avidemux, and a couple more), from the wonderful, wonderful AUR, it's faster, I never have to reinstall, the community is great, it's as user-friendly as Ubuntu (high praise from me), and it is perfectly suitable for complete beginners as for old hands.
There are some Arch users who look down their noses at Manjaro users, but they can go pound sand, AFAIC. We have the same basic system, we can always remove apps we don't want, we can use Architect to utterly customize our systems, and we don't have to spend hours the first installation[https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/3hwcpb/getting_ready_for_arch_installation/]
Yes, it's misspelled.