I've been using Linux for over a decade, and have been using Arch Linux for about 7 years. I love pacman, the AUR and KDE, but Arch's DIY approach gets annoying sometimes. I've used Chakra Linux and Manjaro, but both had their issues.
When I read about KaOS being similar to Arch, but not being based on it, and favoring KDE above all else sounded perfect to me. The outright lack of support for 32 bit software was a little off-putting though.
I've been using KaOS on my HP Spectre x360 15" for the past few days and everything is great...up until I attempt to install common packages. The dependency resolution quickly became a nightmare when trying to install common things like Synergy internet based KVM, some programs that are written with GTK library and have no QT equivalent, or even some older apps that are based on QT4.
In a perfect world, we shouldn't have to rely on old frameworks and 32 bit binaries considering 64 bit processors were introduced like a decade ago and QT5 was introduced years ago, but sadly that's not the case. KaOS is far too restrictive in it's packages, and this is pretty much forcing me back to Arch out of pure frustration.