Hi, I just came across this post http://meandubuntu.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/background-with-xplanet-and-xfce/
which would make Mint look absolutely terrific (since black is the preferred background anyway)
@ Jason's site you find bigger screens and a detailed description how to obtain this background. Unfortunately its still a little geeky
thus may I suggest to integrate the setting of the xplanet-parameters into a Mint-control-panel which then generates the script?
IMHO this makes a great eye-catching background -- what do you