i can understand you.
i also had to look up the function of a few of those packages, despite being familiar with low-level packages.
this is just the first iteration. the system currently in place, which lets you select packages is not really nice and very limit (while being already really powerful as artoo has described). i really want the ability
- to have a descriptive text next to all package names and/or pop-ups
- to create groups of groups of packages
- to have groups, in which the user can only select one package (e.g. either openbox or kwin)
i am sure calamares will improve in that regard in the future.
until then, i recommend to experiment with the packages you want to install. if you do not select any additional packages, you already got a working system. just add what you want (this is the arch way of doing things).
alternatively, you can select all packages and only deselect packages you absolutely do not want (this would be more the manjaro kde way of doing things).