Whilst I have never met you "in person" I remember you well from the Xandros forums, you were quite an active, helpful contributor.
Hope you enjoy your transition to Mint. I transitioned to Ubuntu but got lost in a timewarp at 11.04. Never liked Unity but it became obvious that 11.04 was no longer a viable option if I wanted to remain current with both software and security.
I am running Mint 17 64bit with the MATE desktop. Watching with great interest the dynamics of Mint in general. Seem like a genuine bunch and the forums seem tolerant and generally helpful with minimal conflict, which of course is nice
Hope I come across you helping folks and maybe, just maybe I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help you and others.
VERY warm welcome - Mal