Exactly that. And this is why I left Ubuntu behind and don't look back... and surely any other Ubuntu based distro too for the very same reasons. I still use Mint KDE 15 as my main distro, but I'm planning to permanently switch to SolydK and leaving Ubuntu fully off.You're not alone in your uncertainty about Ubuntu and the Canonical direction. A lot of people feel the same, and a lot of people are looking for options, which has given a lot of popularity to Manjaro, Mageia, and of course, SolydXK.
I love it. I always have some different ones in VirtualBox plus one installed into my secondary HD where the ones I like better use to live for a while... and sometimes make their way to my primary HD to become my main OS. Like Linux Mint KDE did months ago and SolydK is about to do now.Distro hoping is fun.
Distro hoping is good for health.
Distro hoping will build character.
Distro hoping will always be your friend.
Distro hoping is the new ''shit''.
Distro hoping wants you.
Distro hoping needs you.
Testing and testing is the only way to know the good stuff emerging in the vast Linux distro world.