There are far too many distros and I only have so many machine and time. I've been on the Linux Mint/Open Suse bandwagon and enjoying the ride but excellence can be found in other places. Here's some tidbits about it from the website(roughly translated): For me it is much better than vanilla xubuntu, with apps that I would normally install anyways like Clementine, Hotot, Jupiter, and others. It has good integration with the ubuntu notification system and I haven't had to do much of anything. It just works and you can tell that a lot of work has gone into it. If you like XFCE check it out.