im a big fan of the guys over at linuxmint. they have done a awesome job of listening to users about what they want. how is your user experience with cinnamon though? ive tried it out probably 3 times overall since its been released. ive gotta say ive never been able to stick with it. i always find some bugs that annoying or notice crashing. ive only used it with linuxmint though i havent tried the arch version.
same goes for the mate version. i love how fast it is but always end up with bugs. sometimes i wish there wasnt so many DE’s
honestly i find xfce is very close to mate. xfce has always been more rock solid for me though.
although i am a openbox user