I've recently become enamored with Ubuntu MATE and wrote an article about my past use of Linux and how Ubuntu MATE is checking all the boxes for me at the moment.
If you get a minute, check it out, and let me know which areas of the distribution I should explore next. It has now taken over my daily use laptop, a ThinkPad Edge E531, and might take over more of my machines in the future!
You can check out the article here.
Thanks for being such a wonderfully friendly and helpful community and obviously thank you to the development team for creating such a great operating system!