I have used linux in some form or another for many years, mainly as servers. The whole personal desktop just did not really catch on.
I found Linux Mint and I have to say I am very impressed.
I have Mint as my host and XP in virtual box to handle anything that wine does not do well with and I have a GREAT system.
Once linux as a desktop catches on better I hope people move away from Microsucks and people develop for more than just Microsoft