When I wrote this post, Manjaro 16.08 preview was available for download. But I am still using the previous Manjaro 16.06.1 to write this post. Using Manjaro give a great experiences. Its easy to use, stable and supported by huge community. As you might known, Manjaro is an Arch based Linux which is popular by its rolling release feature.
Manjaro 16.06 Desktop
I am using Xfce version which is fast and simple. Manjaro Xfce is great for a low powered laptop as well.
Xfce Start Menu
Xfce start menu provide access to any installed applications on Manjaro. Windows users who switch to Manjaro Xfce will find it useful.
You can customize and change settings of Manjaro using the Settings page. It contains shortcuts to many customizable stuffs like Appearance, Desktop, File Manager and many more.
Also there are many application installed by default such as Mozilla Firefox, LibreOffice, Steam, Thunderbird mail client and many more.
Last but not least, you have full control to the system with Terminal power.