I'm hesitant to claim knowing much when it comes to Linux ;-) But I had read through many of those articles getting Crouton figured out, and figuring out the idiosyncrasies of the Chromebook. That is how I got the Linux dual boot setup I'm using now.
Chromebooks sometimes have hardware and BIOS issues that can be unique to their sound cards, video cards, and touchpad / touchscreen hardware. A common problem when I first installed Linux into my older Chromebook was that it would periodically update itself, or encourage me to update it through Synaptic or Ubuntu interfaces, whereupon the touchpad would quit working unexpectedly. There were other glitches and unexpected problems, so periodically it was necessary - generally not at a convenient time - to install Linux from scratch to get it working again.
Then I saw where Jeff had put together a special limited install, with limited updates, to put Bodhi Linux into the specific machine I was running. It put in, or preserved, the hardware drivers specific to the Acer Chromebook C720. That did away with the periodic glitches and need to reinstall Linux. And when I started using Bodhi I was totally captivated by how elegant, and lean it was. When Moksha came along it pushed me to try to learn more about Enlightenment, and continue my education. Some things became clearer but at the same time it added to me reading stack... stuff I need to read when I get time.
The new R11 multi-mode Acer Chromebook with its laptop, presentation, tablet and tent modes caught my attention. I waited several months on the teasers hoping it would be released soon. And when I wasn't watching it anymore it was released. And it was released through an unlikely first release source bundled with some extras, and marked down to a very low price. I picked up one knowing I had three months to send it back if it wasn't what I wanted.
Chromebooks work well all on their own. But sometimes I need some heavyweight Office software and I tired of the expense and endless patches/updates, and changes from MS Office - not to mention the cost. After working with Libre Office for a while I found a package that was every bit as capable as MS Office but it was open source. The same has been true for photography software and website creation / maintenance software. It's all there with Linux, free and stable. A Dual boot Chromebook with Linux in it gives me everything for about $250 - $300. Can't beat that.
So then it boils down to user preference. I like Bodhi and I have found Moksha to be a logical outcome of Enlightenment. But then again, as I mentioned earlier, I don't know much about any of them. My reading pile reaches toward the ceiling. :-) So until I get through the reading pile I have been hoping for a lazy way to put Bodhi into my R11... which would be the Crouton approach peculiar to Bodhi and Moksha, or a special install somehow of Bodhi into the R11 like for the C720 would solve the problem.
I think the fastest way to do that would be to buy some R11's and spread a few around the Bodhi gang. But alas, I'm broke so I can't do that. But I can't complain while I wait for Bodhi to make its way to the R11... Trusty Plasma KDE has been totally stable and it works well on the R11 aside from some of the Tablet setup. The touchscreen features work well, the laptop mode works flawlessly, and I can update it with Synaptic to my heart's content and it never locks up, loses the keyboard, or has any other annoyances. So I will remain patient.
Meanwhile I will read the forums, contribute when I can, and oh yes... there's that stack of reading I've got to get to.
Thanks for the feedback, and enjoy what's left of winter.