In all of the engagements that I've done recently Windows 10 build 1803 has been our go-to. There is currently still at least one outstanding issue with the newer 1809 build and VMFS6 datastores. You can read about that here if you like
Have you looked at or used the VMware OS Optimization tool? This allows you to further customize and optimize your golden image for the linked clone pools as well as stop the Windows store from suggesting apps etc.
In addition to that tool there is another that I've used successfully however it is not a VMware tool so read the release notes and keep good snapshots and test often
I hope that helps.