I rarely ever participate in forums. But I would like to say that I think Mint is the best I've seen on a laptop. I use a Dell 6400 and *everything* works.
I started using Unix with AT&T Sys V release 3 and have been a unix/linux user/administrator ever since. Started using Linux when slackware first appeared.
I'm happier with Mint Bianca than any distro I've used.
Clem, Congrats. Keep up the good work.