I just picked up the latest issue (November 2009) of Linux Format Magazine . . . they gave LinuxMint a 1/2 page feature in the Editorials Section.
Apparently, many, many people have emailed them or written in, requesting a Cover Feature on LinuxMint.
The magazine gives us a good review and also, mentions that LinuxMint is not just another upgraded version of Ubuntu but rather is a super 'buntu with many extra features.
They also, mentioned the upcoming LM-8 Helena and the development of Mint Debian.
Also, mentioned that they have just as many requests for (another Ubuntu off-shoot) Crunchbang for a Cover . . . perhaps they will do a 'distro-dual' between LinuxMint and Crunchbang!!
As both distros "just work" out of the box.