Having taken the challenge to try out +Chakra OS
I thought that I should give some thoughts on it.The Good:
Chakra is fast. It boots (imo) faster than Antergos did.
Chakra has a wonderful community.
Chakra is not just a simple installer for Arch with an extra repo, it truly is something more and unique.
Chakra's focus on KDE and QT causes me to want to try to switch out my favorite GTK apps with QT alternatives.
Chakra is really trying to make a high quality KDE centric distro, and I respect their ambition.
Chakra has a lot of neat KDE/QT apps installed by default.The Bad:
Lack of packages: this is largely due to a smaller developer base, having their own repositories. The CCR helps, but it also is lacking.
For some reason, shutdown from the menu doesn't work nor does log-out. This might just be me though.
For some reason, minetest doesn't fuction fully for me. I cannot access my favorite minetest server (though some others work, odd) yet that server works fine on my Antergos laptop minetest and both are minetest 4.14. This leads me to believe something is not right with Chakra's build.
Being an QT/KDE build this is expected, but, Chakra is missing the google hangout plugin for pidgin. This wouldn't be an issue though if the purple facebook and hangouts worked for telepathy kde.
Problems installing/testing Chakra, this was a large hurdle for me. I had to use an older ISO and go through a lot of hurdles.
I really like what Chakra is trying to do. I really appreciate the work they are putting into their distro and their community is wonderful. However, I can't fully use it yet for my needs and wants, especially with not being able to play on my favorite minetest server, lacking of packages and/or plugins that I need, and the rebooting issue. I do think though that things will only get better for Chakra, so I'll be keeping a close eye on it and hope to try it out again later!