I install Solus Budgie 1/1/2018. Really didn't hit to many brickwalls. I was able to install everything I'm use of using in Linux. It's fast and stable, the only two things I ask from any Linux distro. Even with the limited packages available in the repositories. I was able to manage the rest by installing from source. Everything working to my qualifications.
I'm happy, with Solus Budgie. You can also follow my Blog if anybody is interesting in it. It follows my progress to where I stand with Solus Budgie today.
Just start from the bottom then go up the ladder to my progress with Solus Budgie.