Well, when i first switched from windows xp to linux, i started with mate DE.
At that time archlinux didn’t added all stuff to the repo, and @karasu (antergos developer) was kind enough to add the packages so i could use it. (mate was super unstable then).
It’s a very complete DE, light at the same time and remebered me about windows xp (i’m still a fan of it).
Later on for some reason using 400 - 500 ram memory sounded unacceptable for me (i have 16GB ddr3 so don’t know why i was so upset); when i read that karasu (which i always admired) was using i3-wm i decided to give it a try, and i’m still using it proudly. Uses 200 - 300 ram memory (idle).
Don’t need to fear me @sumguythatwrites i’m just a newbie