This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/pop-os-vs-ubuntu-linux
Which One Is Right for Me?
Neither. After purchasing a System 76 laptop and finding Ubuntu Gnome 3 totally useless and frustrating for three weeks, I reformatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu Mate.
System 76 gave me great support through that time, and they never tried to sway my decision.