@gustavown it didnt used to be that way but ya its crazy buggy now.
when you hear things like xfce is super stable thats typically from long time users who never use anything else. times change and so does software. for a time mate used to be super buggy but now its seems very solid.
its just like that myth people love to push that Arch repos are unstable and system is going to crash all the time. they always like better use Ubuntu for a stable system lol lies! but some myths are hard to kill.