I’ve been a linux user since 2008 and was a manjaro openbox user early on (when it was supported by manjaro developers).
But Manjaro Openbox didn’t run well on my main desktop computer and I used Sparky Rolling MinimalGUI (better than CrunchBang) for many years.
I have been very pleased with mabox and in fact it is now my preferred distribution.
Same for me, I use Openbox between 2018 and 2021 and now I use Mabox, simply: I find my system.
Totally agreed, fast loading, smooth experience, still customizable. I am now debating…Mabox or Arcolinux. Both great spins on Archlinux, Im leaning toward Mabox.
And further, is very stable.