markeee; Hey !
I do this for a lot of reasons, If I did not want to or like to, I would not.
I welcome any experience that increases my knowledge and ability with this my operating system of choice.
As to what happened to cause it .. who knows, any thing can happen ( still recovering from a loss of power here !). That is the reason we make good backups, just in the event the expedient thing to do is (RE-)install. But, I would always prefer to fix it and go on.
We are not abandoning this, just waiting on someone with the experience to advise further.
inquiring minds want to know