Hello fellow Mint lovers!
My name is Tom G. and I've been using Mint since version 8 (quite happily, I should say). I'm in my mid 40s, I don't program for a living, but I have some rudimentary knowledge of Perl and Python. I've been maintaining a blog since last December about my experiences with Mint and finding games to play (I love games).
The news about the Update Packs for LMDE finally got me to register on the forums, so that I could contribute in some small way by acting as a part time tester (can you help test LMDE if you have it in a VM? I hope so...)
The only thing currently that keeps me still using Windows is Netflix (I have a dual-boot setup).
My experience with Linux goes back to late 2001 and Mandrake 8.0, and I've used 3-4 other distributions full time in the years since. I'd say my level is somewhere between newbie and mid-level. Certainly not afraid of command line, nor of trying new things.
twitter: @ duskfire_linux