Congratulations and welcome to the world of Pure Linux!
I've found this forum here quite helpful in getting questions answered when I came across stumbling blocks, so to speak. Which wasn't often!
I made the switch back in January of this year and never once even thought of going back! I too found all the software I need and what I still wasn't quite ready to part with yet I was able to get running in WINE. If you want to give that a try for the other 1% of the software you didn't find replacements for, I have a PlayOnLinux (uses WINE and is quite easy to set up) on my site here: http://cgi.bytebin.net/linux/administra ... nlinux.php
I think after a few months though, you'll find 100% of what you need that runs natively in Linux and will be quite happy.
I found for example that GIMP is much nicer than Paint Shop Pro once I learned how to use it and got a bunch of plugins and scripts installed. Also check out YouTube videos to learn how to use some of the software. That can be extremely helpful.
BTW, We all know Gates is out but I read recently that Ballmer is leaving MS too! Oh well, looks like some consumers are leaving Windows for Android and Linux. I think mobile phones helped that some as well as for Desktop users, Linux Mint helped the rest of it. Now we do
have a choice. I think we both made the right one.
HP Pavilion g7 2010nr 64-bit laptop running Linux Mint 14 KDE as the only OS.