Hey from the Mid-west, far south-west subs of Chicago really.
Been using Linux for a number of years now - over the last year did some distro hopping while waiting on KiCad v5 to be release. The main OS from 2017 through July 2018 has been Debian Testing (since KiCad was available only in Testing).
So while waiting for the Debian devs to drop KiCad into backports, I ventured into Arch Linux.
Glad I did since I wanted to have a bit of a deeper dive. Well, I screwed up the OS a number of times and thought it might be a good time to drop into Manjaro.
That did well since I wanted an in-place drop of i3-gaps. Manjaro was Ok, but I sorta missed really tinkering with Arch. Anyways, I found ArchLabs on the Arch wiki and the rest is history.
So in short, I wanted to move away from EagleCAD to Kicad, and the utils KiCad introduced in v5 were needed for all the schems I have.
Oh BTW, I use KiCad to design schematics and Inkscape/Gimp to design the enclosures for the guitar peddles I build.
That’s what brought me to ArchLabs.