I just downloaded and installed Mint and I want to say I am impressed with how well it works and how easy it is to use.
I used Mandrake/Mandriva from 2002-2011 and finally gave up on it because it seemed to have extreme problems supporting various wireless cards (especially the one in my laptop), and I was tired of having to use a virtuall windows to use ARC Map.
I am using Mint from a USB drive and it connectted to the wireless immediately. It is seemless so far, and actually loads faster from the USB than Windows 7 from the harddrive.
I just wanted to let you know my opinion and say thanks for developing such a good system, I will try to help out as much as I can.
...because it is there.