I'm a software engineer currently studying my masters in belgium. I've been an ubuntu user since 2005 and I still have ubuntu on 3 of my PCs. I've been experimenting mint on two of my laptops and so far it has been a wonderful experience. I see mint as a pre-customised distro for my needs which eases my efforts to install ubuntu first and heavily customising it which usually takes a long time. I hope I can be of help in this forum as I like to give something back to the community in the spirit of free software.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz DDR3-1600 12GB ]LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon
Intel Pentium 4 540 3.2GHz DDR-400 2GB LinuxMint 16 Mate
Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz 512MB Debian Jessie LXDE