abarbarian, on 04 February 2014 - 01:56 PM, said:
Yeah, my impression so far is that Arch is nicer to use, and more "stable," than many people realize.
I like Debian Stable, or even Ubuntu LTS or openSUSE; those are very dependable and easy to maintain, in my experience. But I prefer Arch over Debian Sid or Debian Testing, and I like it better than Fedora. "Cutting edge," but still surprisingly solid.
I installed Bridge Linux about a year ago this month, and I'm quite pleased with how things have gone (once installed, Bridge is just Arch). Also, several months running ArchBang, and now I also have a "real" Arch installation that I added back around November. Either of those three is a very nice way to go, in my opinion.
Even though I started out with Bridge and ArchBang, I think it's good to do a "straight" Arch installation. Seems like I appreciate Bridge and ArchBang more after installing Arch, maybe because I better understand how things go.