Love the distro, used it for a few years on some machines. My issue with software boutique is there is no search option. I hear @Chrislas and @Kernelinux raving about the boutique or Mate welcome (which is great because it has so much in it that any new or experienced user could want). However, without a search option or lens, there's no using it for me because I don't want to think about whether the app is in a certain category. I don't think in terms of category, but rather, open it up to find a certain app. I'm finding it odd that there's no search, since that option is standard in any app center (software-center, Muon discover, Apple app store, Google Play..... yada yada).
I'm not sure if I'm missing it, or if it's simply a "yet to be added" feature.
Thanks again for a great distro.