Just want to say "thanks" to Clem and all the developers of XFCE LMDE!
I've recently converted a pair of PC's from Gnome to XFCE. XFCE has been great as it runs very fast and is similar in GUI customization to Gnome 2. It's a great alternative to Unity, especially for older folks who prefer a bit more simplicity and straightforward approach.
Update pack 3 directions and install went perfect on both machines, and in accordance with the directions.
I think that Update Packs are a really great idea, as they allow the updates a "testing period" prior to a release.
Keep up the good work!