The pi attempts to re-introduce physical computing skills into a domain previously usurped by an over-arching 'how to use a certain software company's software' syllabus in the world's classrooms. And beyond.
It succeeds in this mission admirably; Raspian now seems to fit the hardware perfectly, or very nearly so. Love the fact that an onus is placed on children learning things for themselves (beginner python workshops, robotics and whatnot). This is why Debian should be proud of the team-up. Hope so.
use it on many Raspberry 3 Computers and Raspbian 9 works fast and stable. Have since this year no other Computer only Pi's, it is more easy for me to have only one typ of Hardware. Internet browsing works good, but do not open to many tabs it will slow down the sysrem the chromium Browser needs a lot of memory.
Works good -but a bit slow- on a Raspberry Pi B+ and very good on Raspberry Pi 2's and 3's.
Once you have installed Synaptic there is a wealth of packages to download and use.
The new Pixel desktop interface is clean and crisp.
I installed Raspbian on a Pi3 with the intent of playing my music files 24/7 with the help of a low power fm transmitter. Minimal install then installed LXDE all quite easily. I use MOC to play the music files, after installing and trying several different players. I could not get any of the players I found in the repositories to shuffle a modest 500 song set of files, without some malfunction. So, I use MOC, and I installed CLEMENTINE for occasional use, and I do not use shuffle. Excellent easy set-up and works quite well for my low power household FM station.