I am back with MATE again. I decided i liked the Gnome-2 style desktop after all. And seeing how awesome 16.04 was (I ran it in a VM for a while while it was still in beta), I nixed Mint-KDE.
When Mint hits 18, I’ll revisit Mint. I love Mint as a distro, and I think it’ll have some neat add-ons you can’t get with a spin of Ubuntu like Ubuntu MATE. Time will tell, of course. 🙂