So, George, what lead you to Peppermint? What do you like about it?
Nothing in particular got me there...I've been playing with various distros for years, looking for a "perfect" fit. It feels pretty light, and I like the way it looks. That's about it...apart from the name itself...
Also, I am not a big cloud/social networking guy, so most of those online apps don't appeal to me. In other words I am not impressed by an app that gives me twitter and facebook on the same screen...could care less really. Not to mention that I absolutely loath web-based Gmail or Hotmail.
I'm right there with you...
The overwhelming amount of Google apps is what will get this OS erased eventually....