Same here, ive been using linux for almost two years now. Was on ubuntu mostly but then switched to Mint 9 when it was released. Now i usually distro hop between them.
Anyway welcome to the forum, hope you come here often (hopefully not because of problems/errors)
If you like to customise your desktop or checkout how other people customise their linux desktop then you should check out the 'Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread'
Its at the top of the page, in the 'non-techinical questions' sections.
All the best
PC - Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AMD 970 , AMD Bulldozer FX-4 4170, Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1600MHz C9, Zotac Geforce 8800GT AMP Edition, OS's = Linux / WIN7