It possibly is because I was an Amiga lover for 10 years. I went though, having been given free copies (I worked in an IT shop, and they had trashcans full), 95 (nasty), 98 (pretty cool), ME (GAK!) and the likable, but horribly vulnerable XT.
When I was ready to destroy my monitor, I tried Ubuntu 8.04, and fell in love with the 2-panel menus immediately, having been already very familiar to me. It took me all of 10 minutes to configure that desktop just the way I want it.
When some edition of Mint introduced MATE, I jumped for joy. I used a PPA to install it, and was completely chuffed when Ubuntu MATE became official.
I have left Ubuntu (and mostly Canonical) for Manjaro, which is in line to become the new Ubuntu (seriously; as easy to install, as user-friendly, as welcoming a community as Ubuntu, which is high praise from me), but I love and always will love this community and the distro which made me happiest. The major reason for moving is the availability of apps, which disappeared from the Ubuntu repos, and some PPAs, which are available as packages, and the not all that scary AUR. And, barring disaster, I'll never have to install again.
I have a computer-illiterate friend whose Win10 installation had become horribly infected. I, with his approval, installed Manjaro MATE
I got very weary of compiling packages which I wanted. Arch-based systems download a script from the AUR, download the .tar.gz source code, look at it to determine the dependencies, and automagically compiles the code.
Beats dependency hell (including compiling some dependencies themselves) with Debian systems all hollow.
Now, if I can only figure out how to enable Redmond, Cupertino and the rest.