I would like to say a big thank you to the team behind the latest LMDE release. I am, like many, a switcher coming from Ubuntu. Also like many, with the recent changes in direction of Ubuntu, I have been all over town trying different desktop environments and distributions. None have felt as comfortable and familiar as LMDE with Cinnamon. I would love to see the Debian edition becoming the main version of Mint. With Ubuntu increasingly going its own way and leaving its Debian roots behind, I believe there is a huge gap to be filled by a distribution based on Debian Testing but with more vetting for stability, as LMDE has been doing. I am also really enjoying using Cinnamon - this is a fantastic project and I hope it will keep advancing in leaps and bounds.
I am an experienced developer and tester and I would love to donate some of my time to help further the project. I would welcome some advice on contacting the right people to get started.