Just wanted to register and post up a quick message to the community here to thank you all for such an amazing operating system. It's really caught me by surprise because I'm mostly an Ubuntu user, and I'd kind of avoided Mint because I imagined it to be just Ubuntu but with nicer themes etc, but I'm finding it to be much more than that! Everything is so polished and considered for the end user. It's a dream to use, and should be a flagship distro for anyone wanting to dip their toe into Linux, and also for other Linux users who just like it easy.
This KDE version though, is absolutely stunning. I decided to try this version first rather than the Gnome version simply because I use Gnome all the time in Ubuntu and wanted a polished KDE distro as my second option (I dual boot). I used to use Mandriva, but since the 2009 version is a bit of a pain (thanks mostly to KDE4 I expect, though not exclusively), I found myself seriously distro hopping for the first time in ages. I then found Mint 5 KDE...
Can I just add my voice too to those who would love to see you continue to use KDE3.5.xx for this edition until such time as KDE4 is ready for general use? Mint KDE is so complete and accomplished, I think a foray into KDE4 too early could potentially harm its reputation at a time when Mint is a real contender against Vista, never mind other distros. With all the goodwill in the world, KDE4 is just not as complete as this edition at the moment, and I think that could be the case for some time yet.
Can I also ask - are you likely to support this edition for three years like Ubuntu is with Hardy, or will it have only a limited shorter lifespan like a regular release? I only ask because I can see myself sticking with this edition for quite some time!
My thanks again, and good luck for the future.