I was on OpenElec a long time ago, and just kept running into problems that I couldn't resolve and frankly didn't feel much like there was much interest in helping because I was using an old machine from 2008. I ended up switching over to Kodibuntu, which mostly worked OK except for a ridiculous amount of popping that i could never get worked out.
I just installed LibreElec on the same machine, and everything went so smoothly that I was up and running in only a couple of hours. Still have the occasional pop, but its definitely livable and everything went so smoothly that I just had to say thanks. I am usually one of those guys getting pretty upset over OpenSource software not working like I expect, so I was really happy to see that this move to LIbreElec, both for the developers and for myself, seems to have been in the best interest of everyone.