Well, here I am. I began using Unix in the '70’s (when I worked for AT&T). Over the years since Linux became functional, I’ve used every major variety. My problem is that I still have an irreducible minimum of applications that require a MS environment, so my Linux work is part-time and in a virtual machine. It is an incredible PITA to have to reinstall everything each time there’s a major version release of, say, Debian, Fedora, or SuSe, so I really want a rolling release. I would probably suffer through the problems inherent in BSD except that none of the variants integrate well into VmWare or VirtualBox. I was using Mint Debian until they gave up on rolling releases.
So I decided to try Arch. I know how to jump through all the installation hoops – but don’t really care to. I tried ArchBang and Arch-Any: neither would install on VirtualBox (for me – others have succeeded). Antergos was my next-to-last hope – and it just worked. Everything went incredibly smoothly on an xfce install (I do need multiple desktops). And – just for icing on the cake – my shared folder is mounted properly, and my (virtual) desktop is resizable. You’d be surprised how much trouble it takes to make that happen in a Debian or Fedora installation.
The Antergos developers did a great job. I couldn’t be more pleased (except maybe for systemd – I’ll have to use it for a while to see).