Mayan is too complex for home use

While Mayan EDMS can work for home and personal use, run on small hardware, and even on off-grid scenarios (Solar Powered Microserver | ODROID Magazine, Self hosted enterprise document server using Mayan EDMS 3.0 and an ODROID HC1), that has never been its primary target.

Mayan EDMS works the way it does because it was designed and favors automation and scalability targeting millions of documents. As well as environments with many users, groups, roles, and departments.

Over time, features and optimizations have been added to allow more adjustments but there will always be a resource and configuration bottom limit that will be higher than other systems designed for small use.