..... Any time I've gotten a mention lately I'm painted as the devil incarnate
And that's a BAD thing.....?...
I don't mind having Budgie in the Debian repos (Michael Hall from Canonical suggested to) but I don't particularly want
to maintain the packaging itself.
Yes, I had Cinnamon from Debian (not Mint)installed on Sparky (Debian Testing) and it broke on first update. I find many Debian maintainers, just don't 'maintain'
But perhaps they will give it a try and keep on it.
I tried to installed Budgie on Debian from the PPA, but of course it was a no go with missing depends.