@paladin Good article. Beginners are often overwhelmed when it comes to choose a distro. What this article illustrate nicely is that major distro just work and for regular users, they will all do the job nicely and you won’t notice a difference. Desktop environment are mostly a matter of taste and you can change them very easily.Maybe what’s most important is to pick a distro with a large user base so you can get help if needed (and most likely your question has already been asked)