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(Also if we weren't a commonwealth country, and not everyone else did it that way, probably)
That being said, Arch may not be the way to go, as its developers have the tendency to do stupid things and push things into the repos that shouldn't be pushed, but there's a mailing list that describes all the problems (which the devs insist you subscript to and check every time you want to poke the repos with a stick), and there's always one guy willing to stand up to the abuse in the forums and get a proper answer from someone about how to fix it, and if you want to learn command-line Linux, by gum you'll learn fast. The documentation on the archwiki also goes above and beyond in the way of how to do x. If you do go the arch route, I highly reccomend running another computer nearby to look up the archwiki etc. on whilst you're setting up. And every time you update...
There's a reason that they're called theories.
Because they have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment?
As far as I know your point is still valid, I'm just nitpicking.
So if we assume mediocrity (and assume I'm not just spouting bull), we exist in one of the simpler universes... the original must have been nuts.