Considering the direction Ubuntu has been headed, and Mint is just... uncomfortable as yet, I might just go straight to Debian.
That is, if I can find the time to do anything so drastic as install a new OS on my laptop. I have one last semester of school to do, plus working full-time, et cetera.
I may end up with a new laptop before that happens. Then, I suppose, I would have to find time to install an OS, huh?