Re: Rolling Release Best Choice for XP Replacements
LMDE for beginners - Its Mint, it uses either MATE or Cinnamon (you can install something else if you'd like post-install). Breakage happened with sound for me on this as well.
Manjaro for Intermedia - Based on Arch is great, but breakage will happen - sound keeps breaking on me.
Arch for advanced - It's arch, it takes a bit to set it up, you really need to read the documentation or thoroughly work through it so you can setup your perfect system. Breakage is to be expected.
Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.