Welcome to the Mint community d2k. It's great to have someone with a good Ubuntu background here. I'm sure you will have insights to share with our users, as we will with you. If you want to "meet" some of the members or just want some help quickly, check out our IRC channels. Just go to the Mint Menu and open XChat and it will take you directly to the #linuxment-chat and #linuxmint-help channels.
Mint 16 KDE HP2000 Notebook, 4GB DDR3, ATI Radeon 6310