Heard about this community via Spatry's youtube channel. Seems like a nice place.
Ran screaming from Vista straight into Ubuntu. After Unity started being annoying and the classic GNOME environment started being less and less supported, I switched to Mint 15 + Cinnamon.
I'm a huge fan of the Update Center that tells me not only when things need to be updated, but how important that update actually is. Furthermore, I love how easy it is to set up my PPA's and use additional repo's.
I apologize to anyone who has flashbacks as a result of the thread title.