Me too, as per my other post. I ain't got time for both, but I don't think it's some sort of "elitist mystique" so much as it is a different way of thinking and doing. I spent enough time with GhostBSD to be comfortable with it. 'Snot bad, really. It's also incredibly sexy (As much as an OS can be!). It just worked out of the box and I was grateful because if it broke I'd have had no idea how to fix it. For day to day use, the only major hurdle was learning a different package manager and we've all (well, many of us) done that time and time again.Agree. I chose to focus on Linux, and a specific subset of distros.
Like you, I've invested my learning hours into Linux. That's where I'm going to stay. I'm very, very happy to be in the Linux camp.
But, I'd say spin up GhostBSD in a VM. It's nothing like many of the other BSDs, and it's trivial to install it. You don't have to install a DE, or futz with a text installer. It's remarkably refined. I can't fault people for picking it. It's very, very well done. I found exactly zero bugs while using it. Not even graphical glitches.