i am enjoying my mx linux (ubuntu/debian with sysv init). to me, he seems reinvent wheel something about init, which fragment linux world systemmatically.
recently, i am using Mx linux too. ubuntu, previously. in my case, theme is all same because, i am using my own windows manager(based on tinywm) on various linux/unix distros.
use Mx Linux, ubuntu without systemd. No 1 at distrowatch.
NOTE: in my case, default mirror repository was CHINA-based!!! MUST change for your favorite!