I pretty much had the same experience as Nathan, everything just works.
I switched from Debian Stable where my eth0 timed out all the time.
Known issue with the nForce chipset apparently.
It was fixed in one of the latest kernel releases, but I didn't want to wait for that to hit the Debian stable repositories.
Solution was to install Linux Mint.
Even compiz worked out of the box on my Nvidia 8800 GTS card
I'm recommending Linux Mint for everyone who wants Linux for Desktop use.
The only thing that didn't work straight out of the box was my Logitech MX1000, but no distro has ever got that working for me.
I have found a solution that works for me where most of the buttons are working and posted the solution elsewhere in this forum.