Mint feels like what Ubuntu used to be. Ubuntu had nicer branding, though.>>2244794>>2244798
I've had Arch break even when I knew what I was doing. A few times an nvidia driver update would break shit, then a couple times I had my package database get corrupted for some unknown reason. At the same time I had months go by on Arch with zero problems at all, so I can see why people think Arch doesn't break anymore, but I see enough people still having it break on them that I can't just blame the users not knowing what they're doing all the time.
Stable distros just feel more polished in general. Plus Arch is kind of needy where it is more prone to breakage if you don't update it super often. If I really needed rolling release I'd rather use Gentoo and just put up with the compiling, it's far more reliable than Arch even if you forget to/can't update it for a while.
I prefer to have a stable base and then backport/compile/flatpak as a last resort what I need on top of that. AUR isn't really important to me at all, and in general if I'm using software from outside of my distro's official repos then I'd rather keep it local and stuff it in a firejail than install it like AUR does.