I'm Pete from Durham, UK. Up north where it's supposed to be a bit grim :-)
Been using GNU/Linux off and on for a couple years and early this year switched 100%.
Love Gnome 2, not too keen on Gnome 3 and hate Unity. Don't like KDE so tried XFCE. Love it. Fast, light, perfect. I'll be sticking with it from now on.
Using Mint 14 XFCE edition.