I liked a lot the last Gnome ISO - I had to reinstall because pacman gave me errors -.
But I would add by default “Manjaro App Store” changing its actual name to favorites and obviously then to the dock
Also, I would ask to configure it in the configuration process with newbie defaults, that in my opinion should be AUR FP SN AI and automatic updates all enabled, and 0 - or 1 - copies:
I know it is less stable this way in theory, but being a GNU long time user my biggest troubles today are - as with my laptop - long time not updated devices that have problems updating to actual versions.
You can offer also both profiles, the actual one and the newbie one explaining more or less both or just show the configuration options and let the newbie user to decide.
I think that it would improve, even more, the image as a newbie friendly that this distribution have.
PS: Similar MAS as fav and config starting or installing in KDE and XFCE ISOs too would be as nice for newbies in my opinion
Thanks in advance for your work - or for considering it even if it is for rejection -