Surprisingly, I don’t use Linux Mint any longer. I’m now on #! (pronounced Crunchbang). Mint did a great job and nearly everything worked right out of the box, but that was not the plan. The plan was to get into Linux, to find problems to solve, to get the system running and to learn new things. Linux Mint is like Windows..it works.
I’m now using Crunchbang for three weeks and I am very happy with it. Crunchbang needs time and you have to read a lot about the system. Of course Crunchbang is not as basic as Arch-Linux, which I tried before, but it looks like it has the right amount of details for me at the moment.