Me not being a coder, just a user of Linux for over ten years, I've done distro hopping a few years ago but have settled on Linux Lite.
I don't know if this can be classed as @afre quaint distro.
As the name suggests it's light and only requires 500 mb of ram, and is based on Ubuntu LTS but is built from the base up.
Promoted as the easiest OS for people migrating from windows, BUT,
It is much more than that, it is rock solid, lightning fast and just does everything I require.
I will have to re-try openSUSE and Manjaro. I was impressed with them when I last tried them.
Good to have the choice