As a matter of fact, to get a suitable system running (specially if you are using GPU Nvidia / AMD) As far as i know, compositor will be just useful and must be adapted to your needs.
MATE Tweak offer us to choose between Marco - Marco + Compton and Compiz ( lives for ever !)
I have to admit that i do enjoy using compiz (even on unity which is the default compositor i guess).
But those days i am trying Marco + Compton and i shall say … It is fine and stable too.
Ok, i don’t have hot corners to quickly show desktops or exposed windows … Maybe i’ll miss it.
But it is free resources !
It is simple and efficient !
It is as sober as … a Giotto painting !
It is old good style … (I use new stuff such Muffin in Gnome3 , Kwin, Compiz in Unity)
Test of retrospective future …
Anyway, what is fine to you ? Which compositor are you running and why did you made this choice ?
Enjoy your day …