> chase minimalism while staying relevant and useful
This matches my ideals perfectly. Unfortunately, I can't run *BSD as a home user, because (as much as I ignore "modern desktops") I need my consumer electronics crap to work with my computer. For that I need user base behind my desktop OS. I must go with the gnome3-crazed crowd because they cause new drivers to be written too.
(The logical extrapolation would be to run Windows at home, of course, but I simply can't tolerate it.)
I'm already buying only years old (aka "antique") "consumer technology", both for low price and for better support, but Debian Stable *still* screws me regularly.