I tested Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio. I was perfectly happy with 14.04, but time to upgrade was past due.
All kinds of issues, nothing substantial. Just didn’t run right, or interface was a pita and overall, I was not pleased.
Linux Mate is working outstanding. 18.10.
Crisp, things are just working the way I expect.
I’ve been running Ubuntu since it started (maybe not the first version).
I’m just a user. Thank you guys for your work!!