Actually not too different than my feels on nixos. Instead of asking me to learn a dozen tools, nix asks me to learn it's configuration language and then you or others build an abstraction.
Wanna change your desktop environment in nix? its a one liner https://nixos.org/nixos/manual/index.html#sec-x11
Something not in the official repos? you can extend it locally OR use a community defined package.
Here is how you can play with orca in nixos https://nix-community.github.io/nur-search/repos/xe/
@peregrine i've been using nixos as my laptop OS, with my system config tracked in git, and i've definitely enjoyed how i have the confidence to basically make any change I want to my setup configuration, knowing that fixing things is just a rollback away.
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