I am a long time user of Kubuntu and Ubuntu however I'd heard some good things about Linux Mint so I thought that I would give it a try.. It has resolved several issues I've had with Firefox in (K)ubuntu and the fact that all the codecs,Flash etc. are already there is just great. (K)ubuntu have this strange compulsion to limit their disk to the size of a CDs capacity which means that Gimp, VLC, Firefox etc all need to be downloaded.
Just one grumble though, I can't get Amarok 2.3.0 to work with CDs whereas it does work on Kubuntu KK with KDE 4.4. I have KDE 4.4.1 on Helena as well.