I have one of these on the way this week and am trying to decide how to migrate as well. I got this one
That model is way overkill but I plan to virtualize several servers with Proxmox and run Plex etc. That specific model is one of the few that can be upgraded to 32gb of RAM.
I prefer Hassio as well, but I use the HZUSB zwave/zigbee stick and if you go look over on github it seems a lot of people are having issues with the NUC and Hassio with that specific stick. There is no plan to fix it since they are reworking that part of Hassio.
So I am thinking I will run it in a VM on top of a standard Debian install
Has anyone done this? Doesn’t seem like a common method.