While the review is good in so much as it is very positive I think its actually a step backwards for Mint. It's harking back to the early days when Mint was basically Ubuntu + Codecs and everyone would say "But Mint is just Ubuntu with codecs". He does nothing to talk about all the other features that are in Mint.
I agree. This could have been said about Barbara (Linux Mint 2.0) basically and the title would have suited that release more than the later ones... not to mention the fact that codecs are easy to install under Ubuntu and that our goal is not to bring multimedia support to another distribution (codec-buddy, automatix and such are far more suited at doing that) but to make our own. So although the author is enthusiastic this is quite disappointing.