I have been using Mint 10 for a while and decided to join in the fun. I hope to be of help to someone sometime. I have been using computers for over 20 years but Linux only seriously for about 3. I have used Knoppix in the past to recover data but for some reason the electricity never got to the bulb.
I cut my teeth on Zenwalk, AntiX, Mepis, Debian and several others. Of course Ubuntu was in the mix too. I have settled for now on Mint 10 because I really like the work they do here. I've used 9 in LDXE, Fluxbox, Gnome and 10 in Gnome and LDME. I have liked them all.
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be." ~Kurt Vonnegut 1966