it's my first day of real use of mint - i had tried it one year ago and reverted back to ubuntu-
and i am really impressed by the progress been made and by the stability -so far- of cinnamon...
the reason that finally made me abandon the ubuntu ship was the amazon scandal,
i really prefer paying for an os -like windows or i-os - than having ads in my damn app launcher!!
of course this is not the only reason, i prefer cinnamon so far from both gnome 3 and unity,
this also the reason i didn't choose fedora
so i just wanted to say hi, to say i really like the mint experience and sincerity
and to say i hope when all the sane ubuntu users flee to mint - which i hope is inevitable-
you won't follow canonical's step