Hello Amerigena, Happy New Year to you too!
This is not something I have tried - but back in the days of 3.x one of my (former) Bodhi n00bs in the posse went with E19 et seq, and reported (some 3 months ago) that he was still pretty happy with it.
A n00b no longer, it seems!
That was on a hand-optimised AMD APU-based low-budget Steam gaming box that was (for a while) the envy of his friends at school. Back when the APU was a new thing.
If you like I'll ask him for an update?
Don't worry about people frowning on things you want to try. Try them anyway!
No big loss if it fails, but the grin when you win is priceless!
Good luck with it - and let us know how it goes - all the best, Ben