Greetings, everyone! I'm a long-time Linux/BSD user, and I've just recently discovered Linux Mint when setting things up on my wife's new laptop. After setting her up with LMDE (Cinnamon) I decided to play around a bit. I was incredibly impressed with what I saw, and it made me second guess using Gentoo on my laptop.
This all happened yesterday, so I'm still struggling with the idea. I would likely keep Gentoo on the desktop, but as far as everyday use and getting performance out of my laptop, I believe something like LMDE would benefit me a lot. Everything just seemed to work on her laptop, and I've been without a webcam/mic ever since I installed Gentoo. I understand that my mileage will vary, but I'm really hoping that should I decide to go through with making Linux Mint my main operating system that I can have as much fun with it as I have while using it on my wife's laptop.
I honestly have a few questions when it comes to my conversion, but I will post them on another subforum so I can stick to topic. I'll be sure to link the thread here once I'm done writing it up in case any of you can help me address some of my concerns!
I look forward to meeting all of you, and I hope that I can give back to the Linux Mint community in a positive manner through means of support and of course, donations!
EDIT: Questions and concerns thread is located here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=126982