I have started using the Debian Edition of Linux Mint, and so far has proved to be the best Linux experience I have ever had, and I have converted almost all my PC's over to it. There is one thing about LMDE that surprises me though, and that concerns it's status as a rolling distribution based on Debian. So far there have been very few updates to the software, and the few that have occurred have only involved a few applications, and then most of them have been Mint specific applications. I cannot believe that in this time frame there has not been literally thousands of updates made to the Debian repositories. The low number of updates seems particularly odd since the many other distros I have tried, none described as rolling distributions, including Fedora and Ubuntu, have had literally hundreds of updates in the same time frame. I had expected a rolling distro to have at least as many if not more than a non-rolling distro. LMDE has had the fewest updates of any distro I have ever used.
My question then is is the current situation with LMDE typical and just how many Debian updates will ever make there way into LMDE?