Ugg. Slackware has been a bit of a chore, but it's forced me to learn a lot more Linux. And now I'm studying programming. You're never too old I reckon.
Parrot is my next main desktop to try, boots great any medium any machine (I'll figure out why eventually) and is going to a Devuan base next (Debian minus systemd).
I'll check back on the next Solus release. Cheers.