I'll keep using Solus as is, I already prefer using Home Manager for extra packages, so at least that is covered. It isn't completely smooth experience, but manageable.
NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.
Problems with home-manager
1 project | reddit.com/r/NixOS | 7 Jul 2022
RFC: Literate emacs/system configuration using org-roam
1 project | reddit.com/r/emacs | 6 Jul 2022
3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 4 Jul 2022
Midlevel to advanced user looking to stay all open source for desktop
1 project | reddit.com/r/FindMeADistro | 30 Jun 2022
how can I load powerline.zsh on nixos?
1 project | reddit.com/r/NixOS | 23 Jun 2022