If you want to use Arch , use EndeavourOS
. Best distro with best devs and support.
It is more stable and faster than Ubuntu, less bloated and you have full control of everything.
Garuda is shi.. Too bloated and not really good for your laptop.
About Arch breaking your system, that is not true . It really depends what are you doing and how. For example I am using snapshots, and I can always easy restore my system to last working state.
It takes backup before every install etc
This is not a good thing for the VAST majority of users. They just want their system to work how they expect it to work. For instance Arch/Manjaro does not enable TRIM support for SSDS by default. If you do not intentionally go in and enable this feature you are more or less damaging your hardware.
Stable and faster than Ubuntu? You know that is inherently false right?
Benchmarks consistently show Arch behind other distros in terms or performance and stability wise it is not even a debate. There is a reason that Arch based servers really do not exist
Counting on snapshots just for basic functionality of your computer is also far from ideal.
Arch is good for hobbyist, people who have very recent hardware, and people who need to have the latest features for whatever reason. But it is not a good day to day system for most. This is why you very rarely see software developers make an Arch version of anything. Arch is very reliant on their community (AUR) packages
Arch for me is for people who like experiments and hobbies.
Ubuntu just working the same Fedora.
Check how mint is simple and near people who was used windows.
Mint every time the same simple desktop without searching what i need click. Users liked simplify.