Overall feel is good, installation was uneventful. The interface is pretty clean and well structured. This is what I like best with Mint. Anyway, this is old news but would like to keep a log of how the installation screen looks like. Below are the screen captures.
Of course Linux distribution comes with thousands of utilities but I think the following are worth to mention:
Linux kernel: 2.6.35
X org: 1.9.0