ah yes, that's what i mean. gnome / kde are things to avoid on arch, as they're huge and highly-interconnected, so breakage happens often and affects everything.
lighter DEs, like mate or xfce, will still have problems, but fewer. where arch really shines, though, is for putting together your own system out of lighter discrete components, many of which are made by other members of the community (things like ranger / sxiv / lemonbar etc) as they will all run well on arch but be harder to manage on other slower distros with frozen releases.
put together an arch configuration using those parts, and it will be pretty much rock solid.