I have been a Debian user for years. It has given me only minor problems, and generally it has had all the packages I needed... save some exceptions.
I have noticed everything unrelated to systems administration is fucking dead, even on Sid. Packagers either go MIA all the time, specially when it comes to stuff related to games (including gane development, mind you), or squat on their positions while ignoring sane petitions from the users, like expressing concerns about enabling hardening flags maybe just maybe killing Firefox performance in some hardware which is why Firefox is currently not fully hardened on Debian, or not setting the fucking --enable-nine flag while compiling Mesa, which is easy and pretty much guaranteed not to cause conflicts since it is a different module, but they won't even comment on it, even though they have three merged bug reports asking the same fucking thing since nine months ago.
Then you decide you have had enough, and maybe consider sending a patch to the package itself, or taking over maintainance of a package if the original maintainers went MIA, and you discover you can't, because you need to join first as a rookie without actual maintainer privileges and suck someone's ass enough they decide to let you be their little bitch. Then, they will start complaining about some dumb shit, like the licenses used in each file are not clear enough, or because you are nearing the end of their stupid release cycle and you can't upload a rapid development package because Stable will be stuck with an old version, so you need to wait and forget about it, like it happened with sway's RFP. And that's considering the package does not have a semi active maintainer squatting on it who refuses to fix his shit. Or maybe they do not want to accept your package because "it's a minor fork", like Wine Staging, or whatever, so you end up having to compile it yourself and maintaining the stupid package yourself one by one because apt does not have an automatic "manual override" mode for pulling source code from the repos and then building the package in your own computer with your own set of patches or compilation options every time you update, like Gentoo or any modern distro.
I am getting really fed up with this shit. I used to love Debian, but it feels like it is slowly dying and nobody noticed. Fuck this. I will be trying NixOS, which has a much better development model where anybody can submit patches and making deviations of their packages is trivial, on my laptop, and if I like it I will be nuking my main Debian installation soon.