I have settled on using Devuan 2.o.o with Mate desktop for my main Computer. Looks and feels a lot like Wheezy to me.
I am running on Devuan ascii (Xfce) and find it runs pretty well. Have a very few issues with it but they are all pretty much weird packages I like to run or can be easily worked around.
I do run a some Mate applications - pluma, system monitor and engrampa - and they all work great.
I find it boots up very fast. The only stable install I have on here right now.
Been using it a lot lately so I can finish my studies in Gimp 2.8 on creating water reflection type images from photos I have. Gimp 2.10 seems to be a big improvement in most ways I have seen but it is a BIG change and I want to finish getting my methods down a bit better and get some printed out using software I know something about.
One thing that 2.10 does is actually put exif info in jpg files which is great but currently this causes landscape oriented finished images created from 2 portrait oriented images to create thumbnails that are portrait oriented which really sucks and I need to figure out how to get that to work right because I only like "icon" file manager display for working photos and that makes them harder to spot fast.
All other problems are with the tools I use which have all changed quite a bit and will need to be studied to be able to configure them to do what I am attempting to do.
Will take a bit of work and time and I am about to the point of actually getting what I want out of 8.2.
But I have been very impressed with Devuan and think that they are doing a great job for as small a team as they have. Really runs extremely well and I give it a pretty good beating. Currently only have 9 windows open on 8 workstations (1 empty) with 12 browser tabs open on 2 windows of Palemoon, 2 windows of Thunar with mixed display (detailed list and icon) and 5 tabs open there. Running very cool and smoothly.