Chat about Linux in general
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Linux Mint 18 will have Wayland (and Mir) included in the repos but it will use X. AFAIK Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce as of yet don't have usable Wayland support anyway. KDE and GNOME are getting there. Mind that "Wayland by default in Fedora 24" is likely said in context of the work ongoing for GNOME 3.20 that Fedora 24 will use (5 months from now?). Linux Mint 18 will have GNOME 3.18.
I'm trusting that the non-Wacom graphics drivers can be integrated into any Wayland changes as brilliantly as they are now. I'd tried another flavour of Mint briefly recently, just to see if I could speed up Krita further, and hadn't been able to get pressure sensitivity, plus absolutely love Cinnamon anyway.
Wayland sounds interesting but it's been my experience that with major changes like that you do NOT want to be the first on the block to get it if you want something that is not a bug fest. That's why I only use LTS releases unless a hardware support issue deems otherwise.