I’m a cinnamon fan. Before Antergos I used Linux Mint for several releases. Grew to love Cinnamon but hate Mint. For someone looking to start learning the Arch way without doing it from scratch and looking for Cinnamon desktop… can’t get much better than Antergos for that.
But after these last few kernel updates and delays with icons… I tried KDE. Wow. Forgot what I was missing with the simple Cinnamon desktop. Spent a few minutes picking a darker theme, 1080p solar flare background, alter a few desktop effects. Wow.
Granted some parts are annoying. Simple desktop icons and short cuts got more complicated. But other things like right-click a log file and “compress” is right there and being able to use “root actions”… I wish cinnamon had native options for that. Very handy. I’ve been switching back to cinnamon less and less.