I have had high hopes for Mint Debian, and had good luck with the Xfce version on a netbook. Unfortunately two problems got in the way of me using it on my main desktop computer.
First, only my root and home partitions mounted. I have several other drives for witch I specified mount points in the partitioning tool, but they didn't mount. when I looked in fstab, I found they were specified by device name, not UUID. Even so, they should have mounted, and I am not sure why they didn't. No doubt I could have edited fstab manually, but I never got to it because of the second problem, which I will describe next.
When I first booted from the live CD, the resolution was wrong. I have a run of the mill 1680x1050 monitor, and a new nvidia gt-430 card, so I found this surprising. I installed anyway, figuring the Nvidia drivers wound fix this, Since there is no proprietary drivers tool in Mint Debian, I followed the instructions at http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331
". Unfortunately on reboot I got a blank screen. I tried a few things, but ran out of time, and just installed Mint 11. It got the resolution right running off the live
CD, and installed the Nvidia drivers without any issues.
I am still hoping to use Mint Debian in the future, and I know a new proprietary drivers tool is on the to-do list for the development team. In the mean time, is it worth reporting these issues as bugs?