Hmm, true i suppose..
My very first taste of Linux was one called Storm Linux 1.0 (a good 19 years ago at least). Had NFI what it was about, but i did have a minimalistic Window Manager, WindowMaker.
Then RedHat Linux 5.0/6.0 - f**k did I hate the RPM system.. Ick.
Then I got into FreeBSD for a while and coming back to Linux, I went Debian. Love DEB package management. Still running WindowMaker, I might add, despite KDE kicking up a storm.
Lovinf FreeBSD so much, I had to try Slackware and loved it. Tried Gentoo, but couldn't be as loyal.
I started to like KDE as it was a simple, clsssic UI making managing things a little easier. WindowMaker still holds strong in my heart, but i needed a bit more.
Now I run daily LMDE for workstations/laptops mostly. Arch when I need a Linux server. LMDE for the simplicity and beauty of Debian, but with a more active management and less bloaty ugh user friendly nonsense like Ubuntu. Mint is a nice turn to this mind. Arch I keep by because I use it on a couple of servers, which I generally use FreeBSD for. Arch is seemingly identical to manage as FreeBSD when managed mostly binary.
We be creatures of habbit 😁
edit: And I use xfce4 for the most part.