I'm interested in finding a small, low power consuming, low cost, desktop replacement and it seems that the ARM SBCs are ideal candidates. However, the Raspberry Pi seems just a little underpowered for this role, although it has a mature software base. The Intel NUC is just too expensive, IMO and, of course, isn't ARM based. See http://digitalanswers.info/
for my progress to date.
DietPi seems very well built and feature filled, but seems to suffer from similar problems to the current Odroid XU3/4 Ubuntu Mate build, in that Debian doesn't seem to support ARM well, as software updates seem to break distributions. Also, Ubuntu Mate doesn't play well with kernel 4.9.
I feel that devices similar to the XU4 will replace the bulky desktop hardware, in the near future, for people like me who are not power users and just want to be able to run office software, multimedia, print, use email and the web and basically want a utility computing device.
Maybe DietPi is aimed more at the expert user who is building a variety of projects, but I predict that the utility computing market will grow and DietPi is right at the forefront of any such growth. Am I right?
Rock 64 4GB. Evaluating desktops using Armbian-Debian-Stretch/DietPi-Stretch/Bionic-LXDE