It’s in the eye of the beholder, of course. But it would be great to see some solid recommendations.

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    I don’t think it’s the distros job to look visually appealing. That’s the job of the desktop environment. Seriously I wish distributions would just ship vanilla desktop environments. All of the themed variants always have some issues. Maybe I’m just old and stubborn but that’s my opinion.

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      Fuckin same. It took so long for me to realize a lot of issues I had wasn’t because gnome was shit, it was because every distro fucks with gnome until it’s unusable. I finally tried fedora and now gnome is my favorite DE and I love the workflow.

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      Yeah, distros should, at most, change the default accent color and some pannel icon, but no more than that.

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      Granted.

      For a beginner, however, this is a difference that would take some explaining. As you said, some distros heavily theme the desktop environments (DE) before shipping, so in that sense the question is fair.

      By extension, of course, I am with you, as with the right amount of work, any distro can run any DE and make it look any way.