Long time Mint user here, and moved to PopOS last week, upgraded today to the new shiney.
It’s different, and a slightly jarring change from Mint, but it’s kinda nice.
I was nudged to try this by a comment from one of our commentards last week on a thread I can’t remember, but was “an OS should be in the background”..... kinda statement.
It struck a chord, I was familiar with the Pop OS minimal approach, so installed it.
Keyboard navigation, f$&@ all eye candy/ distractions and pretty snappy on an old X220.
I might actually like this