GREAT FOR NEWBIES, even more so than Linux Mint in my opinion, because of little things that really matter, like:
* Applications are named for their function. A newbie wouldn't know what Thunar is (besides Thor's hammer, perhaps). So in Linux Lite it is called "File Manager." Sure it's just a little thing, but very thoughtful and helpful to new computer users. That's just one example.
*Mind-bending SPEED despite the super-simple, pointy-and-clicky interface.
*Good for grandpas and grandmas as well as a kid's first computer (say, middle school age and up) because of the straightforward terms and intuitive layout of this highly modified Xfce desktop.
*LITE TWEAKS allows even a Ba'aku boy like me (from a race of people who fled from technology because it almost destroyed us) update, clean, and maintain the operating system (even cleaning systemd logs with a click!).
*Terrific support in a friendly forum - one in which the Lead Developer participates regularly.
*Snaps disabled by default because they're stupid and for all practical purposes, proprietary.
*Systemd. It's huge and becomes ginormous over time. Easily cleaned up with a click in Lite Tweaks at least, but if systemd is a deal breaker for you, then skip this distro and almost every other Linux distro except Slackware and Devuan.
*You gotta use PPAs or Flatpaks for some of the most popular applications, including Firefox for cry'n out loud. Having a few of the popular PPAs pre-installed and enabled in future releases could mitigate this. Otherwise the default apps are fine for most users. But for Google-haters like me it's an annoyance to be removed and replaced.