I really like what you garuda devs added to this Linux distro. Btrfs and your own tools make garuda really nice to use and prevent the worst from happening, most of the time. Garuda even has nice, but questionable visuals.
Now, regarding the latter. I almost go as far as calling this bloat. I mean, yeah it looks pretty nice, but tinkering with it is basically impossible as things start to look out of place immediately if you change only small details (mainly on the dr460nized edition).
I ended up getting rid of all the garuda theming after a while of failing to edit it the way I wanted to.
My suggestion is, that the minimal garuda edition gets a little more ease of use. I would like to propose a tool, that allows you to basically fully customize your edition (or, well, not at all), similar to garuda-gamer or the garuda-setup-assistant but for things like the DE, theming and general functionality.
I'm suggesting this, because I ended up ditching like pretty much all of garuda's visual configs to work on my own, because always looking at the same design can get a little tiring. I did previously consider installing the minimal image, but in my case (hyprland) it would just require a lot more setup to get all the tools installed and configured for a full experience, so I ended up always installing the sway edition and then just removing everything sway-related. If I'd installed the minimal edition as-is, I would have to remove KDE as well, which is yet again a waste of time in both download and setup.
This could just be added directly on-top of the existing minimal-edition, so nothing really changes for you with the handling of support-requests.
TL;DR: I'd like the minimal-edition to have a setup-assistant that allows me to cherry-pick all the features I want in my garuda installation, while leaving the unneeded ones behind, allowing for a faster, more efficient setup of the desired desktop.
Would this introduce any issues in the long run? I can't think of any apart from having to create the tool.