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 17.1 MATE HP Pavilion 17 Notebook, 8GB DDR3, 2.5GHZ A10-APU, Radeon HD 8650G