That's certainly a reasonable thing to do but if, like me, you need to keep something reasonably usable going nearly constantly (I'm a Moderator elsewhere), it looks as though we should wait for Mint 13, due out later this month.
If, unlike me
, you can easily cope with partitioning and a semi rolling release, Mint LMDE uses Mate and looks exactly like Gnome 2 etc. If I felt I could install this one, I'd definitely go for it - now!
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