So let's talk my case, I have an ultra book with low performance 4gb ram, intel 1007u cpu, ssd, intel hd graphics.
*Loading times are like 5 minutes to load...sometimes even 10+(probably has to do with kernel version..or NOT?) sounds like 2001 to me
*Does not have screen tearing
*NOTHING from 16.04 works... for example fluxgui...dead RIP
*Many old apps from 16.04 don't work...which SUX ...because many of the are good apps.
*Loading times are decent sub 20/30 seconds.
*Screen tearing is a PROBLEM!...for me i use Firefox and Screen tearing is terrible i fixed it with this custom command from about menu
*Everything WORKS like a charm
SO to my main point as i seen that 18.3 is supported until 2021.
*From 19.x old devices will be slow as rainbows
*I want that new CINNAMON to 18.3 as well ONLY IF it really works FASTER as the developer claims or probably the cinnamon is the main problem in LM19
The best version for my ultra book were 17.1, 17.2, 17.3 and the latest 18.3 the previous 18.1&2 were crap.
I hope main developer sees this and makes
LINUX MINT Sempre Editon (or whatever you want to call it) based on old 18.3 with new Cinnmon that is faster than the old 18.3 for old hardware and software support based on 16.04. THANK YOU!