Manjaro Linux - One Of The Finest Linux Distros
Yes nothing evokes as much emotion and debate in the Linux world amongst Linux users as their choice of distro and desktop UI... Everyone is right though as everyone's needs are different and there are so many good choices to choose from. So we often run (and switch) different distros and desktops but we all use the Linux kernel and most of the same apps run on all distros (they just install a bit differently).
That said I'm very happy with Majaro Linux (I run the KDE flavour) and yes it is probably now good enough for first-time users. The installation may lack some of the Mint and Ubuntu polish but for example, it is quite seamless when it comes to Nvidia cards. It is probably as easy (maybe easier without having to install Nvidia drivers separately) than even Windows to run Steam games. Apart from CSX Heavy Haul Train Sim I've got a great selection of games that run under Steam on Linux.
See the review at http://bit.ly/2iN1wW8