Are you stalkin' me Rok??
Looks like we're both on a couple of the same forums, guess that's to be expected though since we both love Linux.
I actually am getting use to and getting to like Mint 15 MATE, looks like I just needed to take the plunge and learn how to move around in that environment. Ubuntu 12.04LTS was and still is nice but this seems like it's just as easy and I've got everything at my finger tips with the drop down menu. Can't beat that with a stick.
At this point in my life my body is too beat up to do much of anything physical. Heck, I'm just getting over a bout of Sciatica now that's been messing with me for almost 3 months. Nope, got to go with something where I'll use my head(big one, not the little one,LOL) and not my back.
I think my old iMac dying was kind of a blessing in disguise. It's gotten me back into computers and learning about them again and heavily into Linux. At first I was upset when my iMac died but seeing how far I've come over the last 3+ months afterwards almost makes me glad it did. Sometimes something drastic has to happen to shake us out of our comfort zone.