I'm interested that a topic about probably the most competing distro gets buried in recurring ;-)
Anyway, this makes me curious to try Mint and see what all the hype is about. If it's good I'll stay and if not then I will stick with Ubuntu and Windows 7 (or Windows 8 with the metro theme turned off.).
I really wish the topic could be discuss openly on the main forum though. The last thread specifically about Mint was locked on August 26th. So it's really not that much of a recurring subject compared to some other topics you see on here. I'm not accusing anyone of censorship or quietening competitors, but it doesn't look good. From a technical perspective that worries me, because I might miss out hearing about some new technologies or Linux news. I've always used these forums to discover from real people what is going on in the Linux world.