I had to stay away from Linux for some time since around Ubuntu adopted Unity. I was really excited to come back to Linux, but was quite reluctant to install Ubuntu and deal with Unity which I find quite hard to be productive in a development environment.
So I decided to give Mint a shot. I've been playing with it for some hours now. Installation was almost seamless, I've set up my base development environment and I can say that I can't wait until tomorrow morning to do some more tweaks.
Things are going well so far (well, may be I should not speak so soon as I will dive in Wine to install Photoshop and MS Office tomorrow
) and I'm glad I have Mint a shot.
Also looking forward to spend some more time in the forums.