@HexDSL If you want a friendly—probably the friendliest— Linux community, you should visit the Gentoo community. The spirit and the mindset behind the meta Linux distribution is strong within the users.
They're not hostile to people who asks questions like "Who the fuck uses Gentoo?" (Check r/Gentoo recently) and they don't hate you for using X over Y. Gentoo is literally designed to be used however you see it fit, down to the init system.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..