Arch Linux recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Unlike most modern tools, it offers simplicity through transparency. You can see this concept trickling down in its applications like netcfg, pacman, makepkg or the Arch Linux Installation Framework.
It means you see more, know more and care more for your system. It also means that things can only get simpler. This is the main reason I have not been able to stay with any other distribution once I tried Arch Linux. Every Arch Linux installation is a living example of Leonardo Da Vinci’s quote — “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Try it if you are looking to really simplify Linux for yourself.