I suggest you try Doom Emacs. I switched recently and refactored my entire config to it. It’s much better than Spacemacs. Faster, less buggy, less cluttered.
I also urge other people to take this post with some healthy scepticism. There are a lot of costs in switching the mainstream with a niche product, and it is almost always a tradeoff that you need to consciously think about and keep evaluating its empirical results over time. On the example of emacs, I personally went from a person who didn’t know much about CLIs and the shell to a person who is better than most on zsh scripting and knows some sysadmining. (Of course, emacs only pushed me in the right direction. It began the process, and I rolled with it because CLIs rock.) I lost a lot of time over emacs though. I spent days fixing broken configs that were fundamentally broken software that could never work stably. I also lost a lot of time finding emacs in the first place. I have tried a lot of alternatives (with each “try” wasting days by itself.). All in all, know that there usually are good reasons why something is staying niche. The trick is to find the niche products that are suitable for you.