All the below installs use fluxbox window manager, the Mints are Xfce based, the Manjaro is LXDE base, Ubuntu "minimal" has no graphic base.
Boot times are from "systemd-analyze";
All "/" include a very minimal /home (settings only), xorg, an nvidia driver, two kernels and the files required by 'wine', NO "office", but....
...the wine installation (/opt/wine-stable -> /mnt/DATA/wine-stable) and the wine "prefix" (~/.wine -> /mnt/DATA/wine32), firefox installation and ~/.mozilla are on another partition, which is the same for all the installations below.
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Mint 19.2: "/" = 4.6G, boots in about 7 sec. Mint 18.3: "/" = 4.2G, boots in about 5+ sec. Manjaro: "/" = 4.8G, boots in about 5- sec. Ubun 18.04: "/" = 3.4G, boots in about 3+ sec.
The Ubun install was quite usable with 2.6G, but adding wine dependencies, nvidia driver, synaptic + gimp (= a lot of dependencies!) and ??? made it more similar to the others for comparison....and not all that much smaller than the Mint installations. pcmanfm has it's own sort of "menu" display so don't need the lxpanel.