Most questions are simply: Best XXX. Best? Best for what? What specific use, targets or needs? And how many guys filling this know all the included options deep enough to give an informed answer for the best choice in every section? IMO, these quests are absurd.
The results are in! Read all here: http://www.linuxjournal.com/rc2013. It's 57 pages, so I've extracted some highlights related to Linux Mint below. The full 57 pages were fun to browse through though, got me some ideas for things to explore