Aka yet another distro to confuse people even more.
I'm more interested in proper support for features people want to use outside of work/research/server areas. All the multimedia, graphics, audio, etc. having proper GPU drivers, good support for useful everyday software, good support for games and the still necessary related "emulators/workarounds" to get them to run on Linux. Does one have to spend a week in CLI to get simple stuff done or is it supported out of the box or with a simple up to date software/package manager GUI.
Solus is nice but so is Manjaro, Mint.
All of the technical details listed don't matter to average home user, they are more for Linux enthusiasts who get emotionally attached about init vs systemd and the like, proprietary vs "open source" GPU driver, ... stuff that doesn't matter to users. This has been going on on the Linux front for decades. The community dividing itself endlessly and not much willing to pull by the same end of a rope, instead each wanting to have their own rope to rope in some customers/users.
The ease of distro creation of course only promotes this division, it's great to have but it's being a bit abused. 5 years passes and a distro popular today may be forgotten.
A recurring theme that holds back the development of world-class Linux, is high tolerance for those holding Linux back. A perfect example is NVIDIA* and their lack of support for accelerated Wayland support on their GPUs. Consequently, our project won’t tolerate such decisions and will instead blacklist the NVIDIA proprietary drivers from the distribution.
There are other examples that will emerge over time, and will become quite clear.
The time for Linux distributions giving in, with thousands of man hours wasted working around negative actors, had come to an end.
Aka the never ending lack of proper hardware support especially when it comes to GPUs. Competing OS components and GPU makers not wanting to invest into supporting them all.
Competition is great but in case of Linux's components it hampers it's adoption and support. Imagine if Windows had several mutually exclusive parts in it and each user choose a part they like, then everyone would have to support all those components instead of just 1 common that everyone uses.
Linux distro usually does way better when it's backed by a strong company to push their distro forward, sort out the problems and get things working.
A program made for Linux... well it may work on one distro but who knows about the other ones with different components in them.
I guess banning the most popular GPU maker's driver is one way to "solve" problems but I doubt a small new distro is gonna force them to support that distro/feature/component. In the end the hurt will be to the distro and it's users.
It would have to be a major player in the market to be able to enact such leverage and for Linux distros, that's probably none of them when it comes to Nvidia.
Granted some of the parts of many Linux distros are archaic so it's nice to see a distro focused on getting rid of the old legacy solutions and being built from ground up using latest solutions/components. As far as actual support and end user experience goes, probably as bad as ever for anything outside of office or server work.