lot of packages there - most come in with NetworkManager anyway.
I'll have to do a comparrison with Void. I read a while back that the devs wanted to divorce NetworkManager from gnome and make it stand alone so there would not be as many dependencies as gnome3 progressed with Wayland. Don't know how far they got.
The install in Void did not add that much - Void's package manager/packaging only uses hard dependencies to remain minimal. They over do it a bit sometimes - case in point, Xorg is not a hard dependency for fluxbox
. They and some other minimal rolling releases may have trimmed too much which is causing the breakage.