I have not been so excited about something that I read about on the interwebs since... I don't know when. Days maybe. No, weeks, surely.
Check it out: Linux Mint re-evaluating a Debian dist!
Yeah, I am typing "happy-happy" with a straight face.
YES! I will absolutely be testing that out.
(Okay, so, maybe I would be even happier with a Slackware based dist, but hey - I am not the one doing the work.)