I sold a friend on Mint/LXDE this week!
I take an engineering course at a local community college a couple nights a week. It's mostly young kids, some 40'ish people, and an old guy, me. I kinda teamed up one of the young guys and we help each other out.
We work on XP box's with IE on it to download files we need. I cringe and complain how I don't like IE, much less using BING! (I go to google and search from there). My friend ask me what I use. I told him I have a couple linux installs. He said he just got a laptop with Vista and hates it. I suggest he investigate linux, download some ISO's and give it a shot.
The next week he told me he dumped Vista for Ubuntu and like it better. I told him about different distros and desktops to try also. This was a couple of months ago.
Last Tuesday I brought him some CD's with ISO's to try. I suggested trying Mint with LXDE since he was concerned about resources. I told him it was RC1, but updates would bring it up to speed.
Last night he told me he had dumped Ubuntu for Mint/LXDE. He really really liked it.
He liked that it was very fast, and kept going on about how everything worked out of the box to his surprised. He didn't need to add anything. Even his printer worked! I said it was Ubuntu done right.
Another happy Mint user!