I believe if you read upstream in this thread #32 you will find I am a fan of Net Installs. I’m guessing 95% of us would be just fine with ONLY Net installs.
There are still the 5% corner cases of course of people who can’t use a net install.
And, again referencing the Mesa/gl fiasco, the overall download size of my last update was well over a gig. I might have been better off downloading the next ISO.
So I doubt there will be all that much download bandwidth saved using a net install. Neither initially, or over the long haul. Neither for the users or the mirrors.
But the Net Install does make getting a new spin out the door easier.
Combined with Architect it could really be light weight.
Some reorganization is probably needed so that there is Only One True Net Install ™, that includes the minimum needed to pull in a base version of Manjaro.
Then launch w3m or Lynx for the user to select their Spin or Flagship of choice from a single web page.
Upstream in this thread it was suggested to me that it was as simple as installing everything found in
pacman -Sg lxqt but I suspect a great deal was glossed over.