Coming from a Pop OS user of about a month or two, I had to get used to apt, which in my opinion is too slow and if you're a newbie, well, you'd much prefer the GUI options.
When I switched to Manjaro, I used the Pamac GUI for about a month before having the guts to finally try Pacman, and it felt amazing. Everything feels so quick, and I've heard that you can change the progress bar to Pacman eating dots (haven't found any guide on how to do that though).
Fast forward to today, and I've used Pacman and Yay almost exclusively for installing on repos and the AUR, with a bit of PacUI inbetween. Now I want to know what your opinions on what is possibly the best package manager in the world, Pacman!
Edit: Thanks to dalto, yesterday, I have changed the progress bar to pacman eating dots, and it looks much better than just hashtags.
Edit 2: By slow, I mean slow to type the commands. It was faster to just
sudo pacman -S firefox
sudo apt-get install firefox