Newish Mint user here.
I've been running different distros during the last 5 yrs, or so. Mint for the last 1/2 year.
Still consider myself a newb though I know the basics of bash - I can't program it though. 2 Kids + lot of work don't leave the spare time necessary to increase my skills. Each time I learn something new I forget it again due to lack of practice/repetition. I enjoy the ride though!
Thanks for reading. Hav a stellar 2011.