rmcelig, welcome back!
I also like to try different distros, but Mint is the only one I have ever been able to get to work with certain program I won't live without. Plus, I really like Mint, and the Mint community. I keep trying other distos not because I think I will find anything 'better' (I think that has as many different definitions are there are ppl, lol), but because I like to try new things, and I want to learn Linux. I don't really expect to move away from Mint for my primary OS (with Xfce, yay!). However, I would like to build a small, clean OS, maybe with Openbox, or probably Xfce. I am working with Arch Linux right now because it lets (forces?) you start really small and and things carefully, instead of a huge bolus. However, will take me quite a while just to get the basics to work, lots to learn!
Glad you came back to Mint!