This is more of a curiosity than anything, but would Mate be considered the "flagship" Mate distro? I have always thought of it that way. Although looking into the history it seems like it started as a fork specifically for Mint (?) Who now focus primarily on Cinnamon.
GNOME/Fedora, KDE/Neon, Mate/(?).
Or actually another thing I also wonder - which distro do all the actually Mate developers use?