Hi yeti_cro, welcome to the Linux Mint forums
Thanks for joining the forums!
Be sure also to check out the Community
website (ideas, tutorials, and hardware and software reviews), and the Cinnamon Spices
website for adding themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon. If you haven't seen Cinnamon yet, see here
the most recent update for a teaser. You can select to start Cinnamon from the login screen.
You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-debian for support with other LMDE users.