Greetings from Siberia (which is in Russia) to everyone reading the post,
Warning: I am far from being a power user. Having an experience of using computers primarily with MS systems (starting with MS DOS and Win 3) for 20+ years, I first got acquainted with Linux in 2010. It was Ubuntu 10.04 back then. I really liked what I got to know on how Linux operated.
For some unknown reason I had not dared trying any distro in my own machine until finally getting fed up with MS systems 2 years ago. I made a mistake hurrying up to try having a look at their new product (Win 10 then). After absolutely disliking it I chose (within a week) to downgrade back to 7, and the procedure which was supposed to be executed by MS tool flawlessly had the output which left my device with some kind of Win wrecks. It was the time for me to say "good bye" to their systems.
I have not suffered from distro hopping. I only tried to briefly see what several distros I read about would be like (Ubuntu LTS, OpenSUSE Leap, Puppy Linux for an ancient piece of hardware). Up to now, I have been constantly using two generations of Linux Mint on my main machine for about 2 years. Everything is absolutely fine with it. It never brought any troubles. Even though it has much from Ubuntu, it is incomparably more convenient in terms of both the UI and the way they handle certain aspects with Mint-specific tools.
Finally, last weekend, it was Manjaro's turn. I tried it out. Manjaro, unlike other new distros, made me stop by longer and decide trying it as a second OS (Manjaro with Xfce) in my old computer which I happen to use seldom enough. I have decided to give Manjaro a try in my main machine dual-booting it alongside Mint. I have chosen Cinnamon. Even though it is a community release, I believe it will run well enough. Am I right to suppose so? I do like Xfce also. But Cinnamon looks and feels better personally to me. My computer can handle it well regardless how many effects are enabled. I have not tried the GNOME edition. I suppose it would not be as handy as Cinnamon which has been current GNOME's fork. Talking about KDE, it was too late when I decided to finally give it a try. It was the time Plasma 4 was about to get abandoned. I somehow liked it. But with the current Plasma 5, KDE has unfortunately become something that I cannot tolerate using as a desktop I see everytime I turn on my computer.
What I already like about Manjaro is its repositories full of really recent packages which, on the other hand, are promised to be tested and stable enough. It is a very good combination. What else has been noticed is that Manjaro seems to handle package installation quicker than Ubuntu-based distros. I like something particular in Manjaro's theming. I like its Pamac.
Next, I will need to set up everything in Manjaro according to my needs and see how to deal with boot loaders. Having dual-boot with Mint seems to bring some possible issues, as these two distros' boot procedures work differently, and having Mint's GRUB updated can make Manjaro's entry in it unbootable. But it is another topic.
I would like to sincerely thank all the people involved into this nice distro's development and all its contributors!
I hope it will go on being a pleasure to be Manjaro's user.
The community and the forum leaves good impression as well!