“Almost nothing installed” is the big advantage of Void. I like that I am not pushed to follow any pre-installed and pre-configured environments. Guys, please, keep it like that
On the contrary, last time I spent half a hour on Ubuntu just to find out where the motd message comes from. They involve PAM but - why? Why they can’t just write the contents into /etc/motd file? Of course, I can disable it, but can I be sure that it won’t get back after next dist-upgrade?
All these unneeded features make things only worse, unclean and they take time.
Another thing that Void does not - and I like it - is, that it does not start services automatically after installation. It happened to me on Ubuntu once, that something re-installed nginx (probably as a dependency). The nginx was started and served almost one week contents of my www directory, because I have left some configs in /etc/nginx. I didn’t know about it.
I think that predictable environment and no automations is the most advantage for experienced users.