Years ago, I had ‘finally settled’ on a Linux distribution (‘distro’) that worked for me. Later, I switched to LinuxMint for several (dual-boot) machines and VMWare virtual machines.
Still really liking LinuxMint. One great feature for me: The ability to upgrade to new releases. Using the ‘update manager’ – there’s an option to upgrade. Just went from 18.1 to 18.2. No problems.