Over the many years hopping around, settled now finally. Like you say everyone’s needs are different, depending on hardware too, which is a big factor especially Laptops. I was very lucky building my gaming machine, fretting that Linux would not work with my hardware Ryzen 5 2600, 16GB Ram, NVIDIA 3060, on a ASROCK B450 PRO 4 Motherboard. Once Linux installed, built another one. Touch wood and whistle never had a gripe with Linux on this hardware. The reason why I say Hardware matters, is I truly believe that the majority of errors and problems that people have, stems from compatibility issues with hardware. I wish they’d release what is inside the Kernel, as in ideal Kernel for different hardware. It all can’t be the same from Kernel to Kernel? Why release so many Kernels? To keep up with technology changes, but what I have seen is mainly security patches going into the Kernel, plus lots of AMD support.