I recently installed Garuda and wanted to share my initial observations on it. For those who want some background on me and my system, please refer to the following link in the introductions topic.
Basically I installed Garuda Barebones KDE edition (210107) on a new Lenovo Thinkpad E14 Gen2 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U with integrated Radeon Graphics, 16GB RAM and 2x 256GB SSDs. It's setup in dual boot fashion (Windows on one SSD and Garuda on the other SSD).
After installing Barebones KDE edition, I naturally started tweaking it for my own use and noticed a few minor issues with how barebones KDE is set up.
I believe breeze-gtk package should be included as vanilla KDE uses Breeze theme by default and without breeze-gtk package GTK apps like pamac has issues in window button decorations.
My laptop has Bluetooth (as most of the laptops nowadays) and I wanted to test it in Garuda. Even though Bluetooth support was set up (according to Garuda assistant), KDE system settings didn't have Bluetooth section under Hardware category. After some reading on the Arch Wiki, I realized that bluedevil package was missing. So, after installing it, I was able to enable/disable and configure Blueetooth via KDE system settings. So, I believe bluedevil package should also be included in the default Barebones KDE edition.
Lastly, I wanted to remove thermald package as it is only for machines with Intel CPU and I have an AMD system. (I removed all Intel specific packages as much as I am aware of, as I don't need them.) However, thermald is listed as a dependency for Garuda's performance-tweaks package and trying to remove thermald would also remove performance-tweaks package. If thermald is defined as an "optional" dependency for performance-tweaks, then it will be possible to remove it without effecting performance-tweaks package.
That's all for now. Thank you for reading and taking my observations into account. Hopefully these minor tweaks will further increase Garuda experience.