Manjaro is an excellent distribution. There are so many things to love about it. Arch base, rolling, relatively stable, nice tools, packs good software to be usable out of the box. Fantastic distro - I even blog about you guys.
####But seriously - how about spending one release cycle just to fix the damn visuals?
Manjaro ships with heavily customized desktops, and to some extent this is a matter of taste, but what sets Manjaro apart from other user friendly distributions is the low quality of visual design. The Xfce desktop looks terrible, with wonky colors, mushy icons etc. Green is a nice highlight color, but not perhaps the best choice for a default wallpaper. It’s ugly. Screams unprofessional. There used to be a nice vanilla Gnome Community Edition, but the current one looks like something made by a script kiddie 15 years ago. Sure you can customize anything and make it just the way you like it, but there is absolutely no reason to give sane defaults.
First impression really counts. What you have here is a great distribution and an awesome community on top of it. Why camouflage the greatness with bad first impression?