I want to say "thank you" to the team that develops Mint. Mint was my first experiment with Linux, and while I screwed it up the first few times, I was always able to find a way to fix it, even if that meant reinstalling. Now, when I'm playing around with Linux, I know Mint to be dependable and easy to reinstall. I've tried playing with other distros like Trisquel and gNewSense (to check out the buzz of Free Software distros), but couldn't get the former to even install, and the latter was difficult to install and didn't work with my fairly common hardware. Mint is just so much easier to install, use, and fix if I break it.
So, from a Linux-newbie, thank you for making Mint as accessible and user-friendly as you have! Mint is my main OS now.