Re: Cinnamon Desktop Environment
(Touches wood) So far my experience with Cinnamon has been extremely positive and bug free. I love the fact that it has a lots of modern effects, but doesn't have a lot of overhead, so it remains quite light on resources and very fast. I installed version 1.6.1 from the Mint repos, and all so far is very, very good. Better in fact than my recent Gnome 3 experience.
You can only use what works for you, and Cinnamon really works well for me. It's got all the features I could possibly want from a Linux desktop. Perhaps the only thing I'd like to see, not especially for my benefit, but accessibility options would be a great addition.
AMD Phenom X4 945, 4Gb Crucial 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, 1Tb SATA III HDD, nVidia 9800GT 512Mb