First, good job for this distribution I'm very impressed about its user-friendliness, it feels clean and light and it pretty-much work out of the box, just had to install my fglrx driver (wich is a piece of crap by the way) after friendly being notified to do so. So very good impression so far for the few I have tryed.
Now comes the bad :
First, it comes with compiz-Crap enabled by default. Compiz is just an eye-candy thing wich bring well-know problems.
I didn't find a way to disable it in the compiz setting manager so I just removed it since I could barly watch a video , and I didnt even try to play a game.
I don't know if there's a way to disable it, but if so, do it by default, cause having this enabled by default would just bring trouble for new/unexperienced users for the sake of some eye-candy effects.
Second, PULSEAUDIO !!
omfg guys, pulseaudio is a totaly pointless (and useless for 99% of users) piece of hell, the only thing it bring for average user is sound delay, thats all. Don't tell me about software mixxing since alsa do it by default since 1.0.9rc2
for chipsets which don't support harware mixing.
Its maybe not so annoying for listening music but when I play a game I dont really like hearing my gun fire one sec after I fired.
And talk about people doing sound/video recording/editing and stuff like this etc.
Of course I totaly removed this and everything works the same without stupid sound delay, however it seem some gnome player depend on pulseaudio (is that a joke...) wich is totaly stupid btw, but well there plenty of decent players around.
I don't remember all that have been removed cause of dependency but it wasn't worth the sound delay.
PulseAduio only bring troubles for users.
and last, fonts.
System fonts is pretty decent so far, however firefox and thunderbird default font are pieces of crap, for god know reason they are not implemented to use system fonts so you mosly get this horrible Serif font wich is totaly ugly and destroy eyes.
Thats pretty much all wich got my attention right know, I'll try Mint deeper and hope to see even more great thing for this great distro coming
Again, good job for this very nice distribution.