Since you basically *need* an internet connection to install nixos anyway I kinda agree. As long as it's clear that plasma's just *a* choice for the live environment and not specifically endorsed.
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debian's solution for the problem you were discussing is "jigdo, the jigsaw downloader" which was a tool that would download the individual packages and assemble the varios iso flavors on the fly from the parts: http://atterer.org/jigdo/#why
If anything wouldn't a more minimal environment be preferable?
though I don't think it ever was used very commonly, because its just not as simple as downloading an iso, so I'm not sure its a good thing for trying to fix an ergonomics issue
new users don't like to install in a minimal environment