I'm addicted to Arch for laptops/desktops with about 10 machines locally and out in the world performing various tasks.
I chose to banish Windows from my realm a couple years ago or so. I still get a look at M$ and OS X when my friends and family need a fix. I always look for any opportunity to try to force people to use Linux. It practically never works but I keep trying.
I'm a big fan of "rat" machines so one thing I've come to love is the builtin systemd auto login. This helps keep boot times and memory use low which adds value to 6 year old and even much older machines.
X is started with:
[[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc
[[ -z $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]] && exec startx
I'm having trouble with the forum code in Chromium so I'll forgo posting other scripts until I get it sorted.