Works fine for me. Only the occasional bugs but that’s more from the packages like grub and btrfs being a dick sometimes. Haven’t noticed anything bad with updates though assuming the updated package is stable and I haven’t got any weird video issues whatever that means lol
Honestly, if I had any doubts about the security of a tool, I wouldn't go and ask the people who created it.
I mean, if there were bad intentions would we have admitted it?
This is a user forum, so everyone trusts.
Those who didn't trust have left and therefore can't answer.
The same goes for functionality, stability, performance, etc.
I switched to Garuda over a year ago and I haven't looked back. The only time i use windows anymore is at work because, you know, that's how work -- works.
No issues for me with updates (except for upstream packages being broken, the nature of a rolling release system rather than a stable long term support system like Ubuntu). The devs are REALLY good at keeping abreast of what changes in packages may potentially cause issues, and mitigating them in the repository.
Love the Garuda product, and the crew that maintains. This is a great community. Also, Arch is one of the most heavily user-supported communities, largest package selection in the package manager, and any answer you want you can find here, or on the arch wiki or user repository.
Currently there are some issues with the combination of NVidia drivers (GTX 2xxx and above?), latest Zen kernel, and HDMI output. None of which are the fault of the distro (other distros are affected). There are apparently a series of issues. If you have that specific configuration, it could be good to wait a little bit for the issues to get sorted out.