I've been a Linux Mint user for a while now (since 9) at work and at home, but am new to the forum. I'm also a volunteer and steering committee member of Free Geek Providence (http://www.freegeekpvd.org) where we recycle and refurbish donated systems. Refurbished systems are configured with Linux Mint and donated to individuals and organizations in need. We also teach computer literacy and basic to advanced Linux usage and maintenance.
I love Mint's easy installation, its ease of use for newbies, and convenience for veteran Linux users. I'll keep an eye on the forums and answer questions where I can. I'd also love to talk more about what we're doing at Free Geek Providence and connect with anyone doing (or hoping to do) similar work.
All the best!