@inffy Installation has been a headache at times as concerns Antergos, although things will imprive as time goes by - the devs here are very reactive - whereas it’s simpler with Manjaro IMO. It’s a big stumbling block for many. So, that’s a major difference, although you have to experience it to understand. That hasn’t stopped me coming back here, of course. Goes to show.
RAM usage creeps up very slowly but surely with Manjaro KDE albeit I say it’s pittance compared to other DE’s. It’s more noteable after long periods of activity, and coming out of short/long sleep mod. That’s my experience…and using both the 4.14 & 4.19 LTS kernels notwithstanding former kernels some of which were non-LTS.
We could say it’s the (slight)price to pay for a full-blown distro that’s easilly as good as Linux Mint in its own fashion, but in rolling mod.
I agreed: theming on Manjaro is top-notch especially per see KDE Plasma, Antergos is slightly more “vanilla” or “haiku” in comparison. But, then, Antergos is also closer to Arch, and updates are more regular in consequence. You get ‘em once a week more or less with Manjaro depending upon the devs’ activity.
Manjaro apps are indeed impressive, and its Community is great. There are rarely problems. Things are a bit more scaled-down with Antergos, but everyone here has been pretty cool: if you’re up the proverbial river without a paddle someone will always try to get you out of your sticky patch.
That’s my 2 cents.