Mint is my favorite distro. I use it for recording, and for skype. This is a mock up I made of my ideal version of Linux:
Ideally, it would have four separate desktops on different sides of a compiz cube. One side dedicated to Internet, one dedicated to media creation, one dedicated to games, and one dedicated to office tasks.
This Mock up is for just one desktop though. Ideally, the Icons at the bottom would stand above the desktop on cube rotate, similar to the 3d world compiz plugin, although also with shadows added. Also the system menu would be available from a right click anywhere on the desktop.
Let me know what you think.