Been on linux only for about 10 years (though i have a lot! to learn/still a newbie as far as low level and most CLI things). Last five years i have always used PCLinuxOS though i would occasionally briefly try out 3 to 10 distro's in live mode. Then PCLOS latest came out... KDE4... let me count the ways in which i do not like that windows manager. So i did another round of distro hopping and landed on Mint. Everything i hoped for was here. So very slick, intuitive, beautiful and fast as well, everything i didn't like about KDE4, mint/Gnome doesn't seem to have it. It is only been a few days but very very happy with this distro!
Still i am not trying to discredit PCLOS or any distro, they kept me Windows free for a decade! I loved most of their releases and their forum is an amazingly active, friendly and inclusive place, i still enjoy going there. I hope this forum will prove to be just as fun.
Besides Linux i am into Film, RPGs, skateboarding, left leaning politics, sustainability, voluntary frugality, downshifting, the Four Hour Work Week, great design, reading/books/writing, fixie, folding and touring bikes, music (place bass and guitar) and more. I am a bike mechanic and audio visual technician (beamers, lighting, editing and installations by trade. I am in my early thirties and live in The Hague. Good to be here!