Arch is for tweakers, man
A computer allows you to make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
look at bsd style initscripts -it is sooo cool and simple!
BTW,archlinux users prefers kde if I am not wrong
the last time a "what is your desktop" type thread was run, I think Gnome came out on top by a small margin.
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I've also noticed many arch users use tiling wm's. Including myself. But that's because I find it extremely handy, and I used the WM on ubuntu as well. However, like said, the arch install comes with no DE, not even X. You entirely choose what you install and whatnot.
[Configuration files]Linux IS user-friendly, it's just picky about its friends.