dstiles - 10:24 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
There are a couple of other desktops for Mint as well, including the (to me) OTT one adopted by ubuntu 12.
Mate (at least on Maya) is the one promoted as being more stable, which is why I chose it. Doubtless cinnamon will be good one day but for now I'll pass. :)