RytronII wrote:1. Cant change panel icon sizes.
Search for a theme with icons the size you like, there are lots themes here: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes
RytronII wrote:2. Get it to remember open programs upon reboot.
Not a Cinnamon problem. That behaviour was removed from Ubuntu (the distro that Mint is based upon) since Natty. Use hibernate instead.
RytronII wrote:3. No bootup logo - could I at least have text or some way of showing the system is loading up.
Not a Cinnamon problem: "In Linux Mint 12 the boot splash screen is completely black. It doesn't show a logo with green dots as it used to. This is by design."
RytronII wrote:4. Stop LM12 from auto logging in.
Not a Cinnamon problem. If you don't want autologin edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
and remove any line containing the expression "autologin-user".