I've been using Linux on and off for about 10 years. Like most I started with Ubuntu back in the good ol' gnome 2 days. I quickly lost interest because my primary reason for being on a computer was gaming.
fast forward about 5 years and I've been using Ubuntu and Mint to learn cyber security. (nmap, wirehsark, tshark, tcpdump, and some hacking utilities) Discover backtrack, use it solely for about 2 years while still using windows for gaming.
The last few years I really wanted to get back to using Linux as a main OS, I try out Solus OS, and later Solus. (Btw, Solus is pretty amazing, thanks Ikey!) but It's just not polished enough yet for me to do all the things I want to do as far as packages go, but it's off to a fucking awesome start.
3 months ago I decide It's time to customize a Linux install, and start reading how to use Arch, because Arch = customization.
I'm now running Arch with LightDM, and Budgie and fucking love it. It's fast, stable and has all the packages either in the base repos or AUR that one could ever want. If they're not there building from source seems easy since I know exactly whats running on my OS. I read a lot of posts on this voat about customizing my install to my tastes and it was instrumental to my success. I no longer have a Windoze install, and am 100% an arch linux user.
I know this post was long and a bit retarded, but alcohol and happiness leads to rants. Thanks for the support guys, I didn't even have to make a single post on this subvoat to gain the knowledge to be able to set up this OS. You have a life long arch user now. Long live the king.