As a lot of you all have tried allready and some have done pretty well i still seam to miss a lot of mintness in many of the work done.
in my honest opinion its because of the lack of 'co-operation'
we've got gnome, xfcgnome (its not xfce because it uses to much gnome stuff, like gdm and network-manager), and we've got kde ...
i would like to see more of a 'work-together'-situation.
let kde and gnome take up the 'full desktop' market, and let xfce- become the 'mint-lite'
than take lxde and the boxes (like openbox) take the 'custom' desktop experience for example by creating a 'mini' install disk that sets up the base linux and allow people to customize it from there. either by installing a meta-package like xfce-desktop (example; from ubuntu) from the web or by downloading packages and saving them to disk, pendrive or cdrom in advance.
this shouldn't take away all the good work people have done like creating the lxde version, by no means, but it should in my honnest opion diferentiate the 'official supported' mint versions from the CE's thus having 4 official versions
(kde gnome xfce (lite) and base
in my honest opinion mint with all its editions is getting blurred to much for common users..