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#1 -- Manjaro Linux
#2 -- Linux Mint
#3 -- Ubuntu Spin
I strongly disagree with this. Not the depends on who's using it part, but where you've categorized specific distros. That is only your opinion.
I regard my self as a casual user. I can do a little tinkering, but my abilities in this respect are minimal. I don't use either, Manjaro, Mint, or Ubuntu. My primary operating system currently is Debian. Why? Simply because it requires little work to achieve reliability along with little data consumed through updates. I don't consider Ubuntu or Mint reliable (that's my opinion), but have never tried Manjaro. If i were to switch away from Debian in a serious manner, the only other distros at the current time that would fit my criteria would be Slackware or a redhat clone. I doubt i'd choose the redhat clone, because of other reasons, but that's irrelevant. So the two distros i as a casual user would use, are both what you consider hobbyist distros.
The obvious choice is of course Slackware.
And Salix OS:
1. Because it has a well tuned Slackware kernel; and
2. Because it enjoys the strength of Slackware yet has good repositories accessible by clicks to busy desktop user.