Try out MX Linux. (Debian based)
Fast as Manjaro.
Debian based systems have older software. MX ports many of them so you have nice collection of software available, that is never than on Mint or Ubuntu. So you keep stability and you don’t trade it for too old software.
Check out MX tools, like snapshot for example. You can make complete backup of your system as installable iso, with all data and installed software with only few mouse clicks. You want to share it with someone else, essentially making your own flavor of MX? With all your settings and installed software, but of course without your data… Simple, takes just one additional click. Done. Your distributtable MX iso is now ready for others
I’m having Manjaro on one computer and MX on another. I love both of them. On Manjaro for example I have some problems with Anaconda package that on MX works perfectly. There was few times I had better luck finding some package in ‘deb’ world. Especially if you try to not use AUR too much. Can’t hurt to have ‘plan B’.
I was looking for second, plan b Linux flavor for a while but I found it with MX.