I am REALLY impressed with Mint so far. I just discovered Linux and Ubuntu a week ago, installed it, tweaked around with it to get GPUs working, and played with it. Then I stumbled onto Mint...WOW is all I can say. So far, only thing I don't like is the Menu setup with the Windows-like Start button thing. I was getting used to Ubuntu!
I could learn to like it I am sure, but there has go to be a way to add programs to the desktop. I want to have Firefox, Tellico, and of COURSE the amazing AmaroK on my desktop waiting for me all the time!