I have similar issues. There are some subset of programs I think should be offered in individual bundles. For example I use tiling window manager, in most Linux distros I can download each of the parts I need separately (GVFS, mate-polkit, PCManFM, etc) and build a fully functioning desktop environment.
With the current bundle system I would need to download all of gnome, lxqt, and if they offered it, mate desktop, to get the results I needed.
While clear Linux does offer devpkg, not all the programs are available and there isn’t an easy way to get the individual devpkg needed without grabbing a whole bunch of them you don’t want (currently).
You might want to learn how to use mixer tool, in theory you should be able to use a combination of devpkg and ‘exclude’ rules to mix your environment of choice.