Hello, I'm yet another refugee from GNOME 3. I've been trying out various desktops with Fedora 15 Beta on my work machine, and have found XFCE the best for my purposes, just regret that I hadn't adopted it before. Right now, I'm seeing how the mouse runs with Mint 10 on my ThinkPad too. Yours, the Sussex Wildcat.
Welcome! Maybe Xubuntu (Xfce) should be the Official Operating System of The Duchy of Grand Fenwick.
Now we'll see how many fans of the movie The Mouse That Roared there are in here!
I use Xfce. Don't you wish Everyone did?