mint has to be my favorite distro. I'm pleased to know that there will be suport for celena for a while yet. I'm with greywizardlinux on the upgrade thing......
I still think that for me, a rolling release would be fine, although stability would be a problem, i do like to have things working as is. HOwever, I don't like the bloat that we have in mint atm (for me, that is, it is actually quite sparse compared to others)
how ever, if there will be a better 'update' system for mint (which linuxviolin, you hinted at clem hinting at it) I may well be sticking around. The extremely quick release of daryana was almost a snapping point. looking at more sparse distros, there were too many RTFM types, as well as incomprehensible and unfriendly wiki pages for me to manage, as well as surprisingly large numbers of install disks (slack-1 dvd, or 12 cds, etc.)
I also didn't think that I would get this sort of response from my post, thus proving that this has to be one of the best linux forum communiies that I have had the pleasure of being a part of, lol (followed by fedora-but it's bloaty as rik waller after a megamac (for anyone who reads the linux format blogs..) I apologise for fat joke..no offense to anyone)
celena will be sticking on my desktop, for now, at least and I'm gonna be experimenting with the levels at which it can be stripped to squeeze performance out of my aging (for the programs I like to run) machine (2.66GHz celeron-chugs like a santa fe, 512MB ram). That is, until I get my own version of linux running, for personal use, which will be based off mint so I can borrow repos
thankyou for help, posters.