Hey! I'm a long time dual booter (windows/debian) that after buying myself some new gear decided to go all in Linux, and switch distro while I was at it. I read about Garuda on reddit and liked what I saw. Not gonna lie, I was rather nervous switching to the arch-branch, but I couldn't have felt more welcome.
Installation process was smooth. Drivers and firmware got installed much easier than expected (especially after all the mess with getting my 3070 to work properly on debian). The i3-config is great! Instead of just pasting in my own config I ended up keeping a lot of the default stuff and I've learned tons of things just going through the default configurations. (rofi drun blew my mind.. I've only used run before)
The welcome setup was really nice. App suggestions were very relevant, saved me time reinstalling things and found me some new things as well.
Only thing that didn't work out of the box is suspend (display doesn't start up) but I haven't gotten around to that quite yet.
Anyway I just wanted to bow and say thanks for your awesome work, I'm thoroughly impressed and couldn't have been happier with my new system.