I like Namib. It’s new and needs a little refining, but it has a lot of potential. My concern for the developers is how they are going to differentiate themselves from Manjaro, Antergos and the other Arch-based distros (not to mention non-Arch distros).
I’m not a software developer but I’ve done some distro-hopping and I know a thing or two about marketing. I would like to humbly make two suggestions to the developers.
1. Narrow your focus to intermediate users. There are several distros targeting beginners or power users, but very few distros compete in the intermediate space. This would enable Namib to be positioned as a user-friendly “middle-weight” distro.
2. Be different. You can offer multiple desktop environments BUT you should specialize in one (other than KDE and Gnome)...possibly Budgie or Deepin. This would allow you to appeal to a distinct niche of users.
With a bit of focus and polish I believe Namib could quickly be considered an Arch-based alternative to popular distros such as MX-Linux, Solus, Deepin and PCLOS.
Namib is perfect for me as a Mate DE user. This desktop is a bit neglected by my old favourite distro, Manjaro but very nicely maintained by frederic2ec, the dev of Namib Gnu/Linux.
+ Namib seems to run a bit faster than Manjaro
+ Namib is pretty close to upstream, many updates
+ 6 desktop environments to choose from: Budgie, Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, Mate, Xfce
+ downloads from Sourceforge and OSDN
I started using Namib 1 1/2 months ago. I really like the xfce version. Found it easy to install and was a delightful surprise. Lot easier to use AUR than some of the other Arch based distrows I have
used the last 4 years. its pretty new so be patient. I think these folks are headed in the right direction for sure.