I'm just spitballing weird ideas. What if this amazing, monsterous gaming distribution had an OG *nix/Windows95 look? I'm talking NsCDE, FVWM95, or CTWM? Maybe versions for all three? The default terminal wouldn't be Alacritty anymore unless needed by the Garuda Settings Managers.
It would be rxvt-unicode. Change the Garuda settings managers to support rendering in those DEs. Everything else, in and out, remains unchanged.
It'd be a fun project for the devs! Imagine challenging yourself to customize such a stripped-back desktop environment, the Garuda way! No animations here, default shortcut changes there, and voila.
You can change Garuda icons to have a 95/CDE look too! It wouldn't be unrecognizable. It'd be like if Garuda was the first Unix distribution. Such a cute idea... It would solidify the stronghold and limitless potential of this distribution.
Bringing back the 90s to the modern Linux/Windows/Mac gamer? They'd lose their minds. It'd probably gain insane popularity due to how bizarre it is.
I can go on about this forever. Imagine going to your friends house, thinking they're running some weird shit from the early 90s. Then, they open Cyberpunk77 with it. CLASSIC ALERT. Straight up voodoo to the unknowing.