Yes. WSL is a Windows-based Linux developer's environment, designed to run Linux applications outside the DE layer.
WetGeek I just mean, among the available distros and desktop environments it's applications that matter more. That's where we spent most of our time, and usually they look and work the same everywhere.
That may be, but the OS layer and the DE layer count, too, as your many reviews over the last year -- most recently your review of Fedora 37 KDE -- amply demonstrate.
I prefer Solus (rather than Fedora, openSUSE or Ubuntu, for example) because the OS layer counts. Solus is cruft-free, for the most part, and does not drag along a ton of baggage unrelated to the needs of a home desktop user.
I prefer Budgie to Plasma (or, for that matter, Gnome, MATE, XFCE, LXDE, LXQt and others) because Budgie is extremely well designed, in terms of workflow, features and user interface. As @Solarmass commented, Budgie has a "classic DE design" that is very efficient and productive, compact and logical menus, and other features not found in other DE's.
I would go beyond that to make an additional observation: Budgie is elegant and sophisticated in terms of design.
As is the case with Windows 10/11 and macOS, Solus has the mark of professional design. Proportions are near-perfect, padding/margins are near-perfect, fonts render crisply, and so on. All are details, of course, but small details result in a well-polished overall feeling compared to the cheapish feeling of many Linux DE's.
Plasma is a good DE, but Plasma does not seem nearly as polished as Budgie in a lot of small ways, and the details add up. Nor do most other DE's currently in use. I think that's why we see so many comments like @xjdwc's comment "After all, [Budgie] is the reason I fell in love with Solus and Linux in the first place."
I'm aware of the old saw that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", but I would suggest that good design has an objective component as well, and that Solus is objectively better designed than most other DE's in many subtle ways that add up in the end.