Dear Bryan, et. al.,
Thank you for keeping us informed about that which is occurring. Obviously creating and maintaining such a complex operating system is very difficult at best and it requires a lot of time. When you’re working for a living, time is a precious commodity.
I hope that you will be able to create new installation media which will contain a net-installer, as that appears to be what the majority of users wish.
I myself have had absolutely no problem with the Calamares installer currently in use (for the last few years I have used Xfce exclusively, regardless of the distro) and I have installed EndeavourOS onto six different computers. But I can appreciate why many people would like a net-installer with more choices.
That said, if you are unable to create a satisfactory net-installer, I would recommend that you just issue another release in December in the current style. Those people installing via Calamares should have little or no problems in doing so and even only fairly experienced users should have no trouble in configuring the way they want EndeavourOS to be.
I would also recommend that you do not issue a monthly release; once every two months should be quite satisfactory and would take some pressure off you. I think that a message on the download site (as you have now - the October installation medium still works as long as you remove Kalu) is all that most people would need if such a message were to be needed.
It might also be helpful, on the main page, to emphasize that this distribution is not for beginners. Have you seen Review # 41 of EndeavourOS on DistroWatch? Obviously this was posted by someone who is either inexperienced or who is unable/unwilling to do a little research as how to use Arch-based systems. EndeavourOS is certainly not for him/her!
I have said it before and I’ll say it again: you guys are doing an absolutely great job with this distribution and I sincerely thank you for it. It is the best GNU/Linux distribution I have ever used (and I hope that it continues to exist for many, many years to come).
Thank you again.