The last time I tried Chakra was 3 or 4 years ago. It was a clunky mess. This latest version is just steps away from greatness. The installation was easy, smooth and flawless. I'm not a KDE fan but I like the way this desktop looks, feels and performs. I have had a lot of trouble with Arch-based distros in the past and always hoped that a solid, producton quality version would surface one day. I almost gave up hope, but this may be it. A great job by the Chakra crew.
Chakra is a solid, semi-rolling release distribution. It has a strong focus on Qt applications with the option of installing GTK software if the user wants it. The distro is fast and highly customizable.