Agreed. I run it on our home server. The Cinammon and MATE editions are far, far better than the interface apocalypses that are Unity, Windows 8 and Gnome 3.
But as I’ve said before about Windows 8, Gnome 3 and Unity the great thing about those interfaces is that folks who use any of them are absolutely no competition to me in the workplace as I can lap them several times a day in amount of work done.
Maybe Linux Mint with a sane interface will be the new professional OS in a few years.