Just curious where everyone stands and their reasoning behind it. I've tried probably close to 30 distros, to varying degrees, in VirtualBox or installed. I'm a hobbyist at best.
My go-to is Xubuntu. I just keep going back. It looks and functions beautifully out of the box on pretty much any computer made in the last 10 years. Xfce is easy to customize, so tailoring it to your personal tastes is a breeze. And I like that it's got Ubuntu under the hood, because it makes troubleshooting easy with Ubuntu and Debian being so popular. Which, in turn, makes it good for beginners and advanced users alike.
Edit: Words and things.