Debian fanboy, checking in here.
Arch, Gentoo, and the distros that are closer to the “source” side of Linux are more frustrating than anything to me. Linux is a tool, and if I had to sharpen my screwdriver before I used it I would not use that brand of screwdriver anymore. Same Same on *nix distros. I want to sit down and have at my disposal as much as I could possibly need “out of the box” without messing around with source, hardware, drivers, package managers, windows managers, desktops, on and on…
And I know there are derivative distros that are BASED on Arch that solve many of these issues that I have, hell, for all I know Artix is one of those that solves the issues that I have had in years (decades? Damn I feel old some days) past.
But I want a stable, secure, easy to use, out of the box experience. I would never, ever install Arch on a production server. Debain, or even Ubuntu (if at work). Full stop. Unless the corpo overlords spring for a RHEL license, then I would use THAT.
And I know that my use case is different than others. I run production applications and have a zero tolerance for downtime due to Operating Systems. If one of my systems goes down because of some unstable patch pushed from upstream, I lose money. That is frankly unacceptable.
Now, if Arch and it’s derivatives were perfectly stable, and had zero hardware or software compatibility issues, even then, I have become used to administrating Debian, specifically
apt and all it’s glorious management. To me, the fact deb repos are “out of date” is a feature, not a bug.
TLDR: Happy you are finding use, not my jam.