Hi ShinyPC, welcome to the Linux Mint forums
Thanks for joining the forums! I was a little later to the party, having but used 5 1/4" floppies and 1200 baud dialup. I never knew back then how spoiled I already was
Be sure also to check out the Community
website (ideas, tutorials, and hardware and software reviews), and if you picked the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint, the Cinnamon Spices
website for adding even more themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon.
You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.
Have fun with Linux Mint.