I want something easy to install
something where I can just burn an .iso to disk, re-insert it, and install off of that.
I don't want to install it from a usb - personal preference.
I like having that "Hard-Copy" available
Another thing I don't like is systemd.
If it has systemd, then screw it.
I understand that in some circumstances one cannot avoid it, like when someone installs the music-production distro (I forgot the name of it)
But then, they can still dual boot into another distro that doesn't have systemd
I tried manjaro, and I was uncomfortable with pacman, so I took it off.
I have Devuan installed on a laptop which isn't bad at all. I only did a minimal install and then added my own DE to it.
I have another laptop (in the kitchen) which has MX Linux on it
and I have a Desktop with MX Linux on it.
MX Linux has treated me well for over the almost 3 years that I have been using it. Had some glitches (due to my idiocy) and reinstalled a few times, but I have found it a very comfy distro. I have two screens, Installed on an SSD, a decent GPU, and a decent CPU, so it runs good and boots up pretty quick.
I'm not complaining.
so I guess I'll make an endorsement for MX Linux