I'm a newcomer into the Debian/Ubuntu/Mint world. In my professional capacity I work as a manager for test engineering at a large networking company. My team is an exclusive Linux-only team, and I've been looking for the right distro for all of my deployments. Mint seems to hit the sweet spot as it works out of the box on my corporate Lenovo SL500 laptop. Its been working swimmingly very very well in my development environment, with almost little or no problems at all.
My sincere thanks to the developers of Mint for giving us this excellent distro. Great job!