So I just did it, installed Solus on my secondary partition. Xubuntu will remain my main operating system, though. But if you want to test a distribution install it to a harddrive and use it for a while.
The installation went surprisingly smooth and after installing the updates went super fast. Even the installation of the Nvidia drivers went faster then I am used to with other distributions. Now for the Budgie desktop, it is based upon Gnome Shell and here is how it looks by default:
Not much I need to change there, maybe the wallpaper. Like this one (it also comes with the distribution) :
So I will use Solus for a while and report back with my findings. Now I am off to register on the Solus Community…