Alas, Debian once was the standard that other Linux distributions were measured by.
Fast, stable, dependable, reliable, secure, usable.
Not so today, since they decided to pour bucket loads of experimental garbage code into their base, that the distribution can give the Gnome Desktop user a more Windows like experience.
Note: Nobody uses Gnome anymore. Move on ..
To be fair, a Linux distribution with training wheels (systemd) could be helpful to those wishing to migrate away from M$ addiction, and have a system to learn the linux desktop on. But changing the entire Linux ecosystem for this experimental bloat was suicide.
Thankfully, FreeBSD has reached a maturity that Debian/Linux purists can migrate to, and can still have a safe and secure, modern, state of the art, desktop system, their way, without the squirrelly flashy wizbang bloated garbage that has now infested the Linux world.