Yes, Mint has been on top for a good while. It's based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian, so the top three are Debian based. If you want to try something different, give Debian a try. I've always used it instead of its siblings. Slackware & Arch are good choices also, along with Mageia (mga)!
"I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked" - Jimi Hendrix