Recapping my experience over the past year'ish....
- Installed Arch w/ Gnome on my laptop. Had a few issues. Eventually mobo died.
- Bought a replacement mobo, and installed Antergos w/ Gnome. Didn't have the issues I experienced with my straight Arch install. Nice! Those issue did eventually creep in though. Hmm. Been running this install since probably November'ish.
- Just reinstalled fresh Antergos w/ Gnome. One of the issue present at the start - didn't bother checking for the others.
- Briefly installed Antergos w/ XFCE today just to check it out quickly before installing Fedora.
- Fedora 24 Beta installed.
The issues I was experiencing with my Arch and Antergos install were related to Chrome, Chromium, and audio.
- Chrome and Chromium both took about 20 seconds to launch. (Everything else launches quick. On an old i5-540M with 840 EVO SSD.)
- Sometimes opening a new tab in Chromium would cause audio playback of a YouTube video in another tab to stop.
- Sometimes I had to refresh a YouTube tab a time or two to get the video to play.
- Adjusting audio volume in the top right Gnome toolbar would cause the computer to freeze for 15-20 seconds.
- In order to use headphones I had to make sure they were plugged in before booting the PC. The reverse applies for using the laptop speakers.
I just noticed that Chromium and Chrome aren't 'supported' out of the box in Fedora. Although I was able to download Chrome straight from Goog's and install it. All of the issues I had described with Antergos above are not present on this beta build of Fedora. The only issue I see now is screen tearing in Chrome... and need to Google how to get Chromium installed (I'm a Linux noob - hence my need of Google.)
I wish Arch/Antergos worked out of the box. I've grown accustomed to pacman and the AUR.
Gonna try Manjaro.
-Edit: 06/19/16- Well... if it would install. Freezes just over halfway through and sits at "Running hardwarecfg operation".
-Edit: 06/20/16- The Manjaro Gnome LiveUSB just would not install. Today I downloaded the KDE version, and it install super quick. Oddly enough - Chromium is slow to load here.
So far - Fedora and Ubuntu Chromium launches fine. Arch, Antergos, and Manjaro Chromium launches slow. Interesting.