Maybe this can be not even a roadmap, but some kind of devblog "We are done with thing X, here are our observations and results, and we are going to work on thing Y next few months" just to make people notice that Garuda is in active development.
Sure this will require a blog guy who will write these posts, so maybe this shouldn't be forced right now.
I love the super fancy get the design sht pumped to the KDE limits style sweetify Distro
A friend who came over once asked me which game I'm playing b/c, as he said, the game menu looks sick.
Me: That's my OS, not a game
Also me: having Garuda Gaming dragonized runnin'
I guess the "Roadmap" is like: That's cool, we'll take it. Oh that's crap, if we need it for technical reasons we'll add a mitigating software, if we don't need it, then we'll won't implement it.
I love this rather intuitive mindset of consolidating features, rather than a stiff road map like on big corporations and then getting caught by anything and fail.
Well, check out all those coroporation driven distros, first of all they have a pretty damn stiff concept...yuk!
I love Garuda the way it is placed, consolidated by features and how it is maintained. Every bigger issue which came down from upstream got dealt with as best as humanly possible. This distro isn't online alive, it is pumping. I can't imagine which amount of work the Garuda devs are doing for me and every user to provide this smooth experience constantly. Cheers o/ to y'all Devs for that.
I have excluded kvantum-qt5(pretty awesome qt-themer) from the 'minus' list.
Seriously why would anyone consider the rest of the stuff bloat?
These are what that make the experience 'Garuda'.
Otherwise how is it different from Vanilla KDE Arch minus maybe the BTRFS snapshot capabilities?
These additional packages hardly take up any storage space.
If one really doesn't need them he can manually remove those specific 1-2 packages?
Most of the additional packages(which add to the better experience) aren't even graphical apps, so the hardcore minimalists won't even notice.
Long story short I would suggest to make kde-lite, dragonized minus the theming.
And remove the unsupported warning.
Less fancy ..i think depends on your view.
I personally dont like the neon icons... so I dont use them
(Gnome and sway are what I am running last year or so on my 2 main machines.)
But I love the btrfs and snapshots . I believe they are required on rolling distro.
I hop pretty frequently but i always come back here, for some reason Arch seems (or is) more stable than Suse - tumbleweed which starts well but crashes on me after a month or 2.
Garuda just has IT, as silly as that sounds, is why I stayed .
The devs have solid thoughts and it has come along a lot in the 3 years, who knows where the next 3.