As a Ubuntu user since 8.04, I hit a wall trying to compile Aqualung, my go-to music player, which is gapless, yet again. I installed Manjaro MATE (the only desktop I will ever use from now on), installed Aqualung, and watched delightedly as the system compiled the program in under 5 minutes.
The AUR is heavenly, and I read a 5-year Arch user saying that he hasn't had anything broken from the AUR.
I still dual-boot with Ubuntu MATE, to whom I pay a small Patreon contribution, simply because the UM devs are the developers of MATE itself.
I'm spending 90% of my time on this faster, only slightly obtuse, very useful system.