I've used Mint periodically for quite a while now. I believe this is the distro I am going to be sticking with long-term. I've had quite a bit of experience using Arch, Debian (variants), and Ubuntu. This community has always seemed to be pretty nice as well, which is what I really like about Mint.
I'm a technical support analyst, retro/indie gamer, and also a musician. My favorite linux package is Conky, by far. I enjoy hours and hours making random conky scripts. Though I still feel like a noob at it, seeing some insane scripts people have made. =P