Why Mint over Ubuntu?
Jeff Hoogland has Thoughts on Technology: Why Mint over Ubuntu.
“No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu.”
“Why use a derivative of Ubuntu (or Debian for that matter) instead of just using the original product? Simple: The derivative is better.”
He likes the Mint distro, and so do others. Try a search for opinions.