Based on Arch, a little easier installed, has GUI immediately: Openbox (KDE available). Rolling release. Text installer. With Openbox, very fast. Few apps on install, add what want. Pacman pkg mgr, need to install repository mirrors first (best to enable multiple repos). Arch packages, check forum before updating! Upkeep/config mostly CLI (with KDE?), not quite as bad as Arch. Good doc for beginners.