*sigh of relief*
I've been running Linux Mint 14 now for a few days. And I have to say, it's excellent.
Ubuntu was excellent. I even spent months (years?) hacking out of Unity to keep it around, but my primary HDD failed and it was time to make a change.
I've known about Linux Mint for a few years, but never took a deeper look. It's just so nice. All my machines are running so nicely.
So, hello, and thanks.