OrbitalWLF New to Solus here, I'm in love with this distro and I feel I have reached my last stop on this hopping journey.
Thanks for posting. I think that many of us feel the same way about Solus. I used for Ubuntu between 2006-2017, became increasingly unhappy with the direction Canonical was taking, switched to Solus Budgie in 2017 and haven't looked back.
I had the opportunity to look at about a half dozen distros (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, openSUSE, Gecko, Debian, Mint, MXLinux) using Gnome Boxes over the last few weeks and what I found reinforced my feeling that Solus is head and shoulders above the others for home computer users who want a stable, rolling release distribution without cruft, bloat or complication. I've been running Solus OS on this computer for about 4 years now, stable as a rock.
OrbitalWLF I initially had some anxiety about the departure of major team members but all the information given to the community has been so clear and concise that I feel confident in your abilities to make this distro better!
I did, too, because I've seen Solus OS and the Budgie DE as a perfect combination and worried about what might happen if the two weren't developed in tandem. But after a few days' reflection, and reading Beatrice's post, I'm confident that it will work out. As Beatrice pointed out in her initial post in this thread, it might be a bumpy ride for a few weeks until the reorganized Solus team settles in and the Budgie handoff is completed. But once that happens, separating out Solus OS and the Budgie DE into two projects will work.