On the day before Christmas I made a DVD with the new 64-bit LMDE. Christmas day was Christmas day but the day after was my day... I backed up my home folder and went with a fresh install. LMDE is seriously awesome!
Had to go back to Main Ed. I'll wait for a final release of Katya... unless the team figures out that snap-shot version of LMDE. Rats! I liked the premise of LMDE and not using a Ubuntu derivative.
LMDE-64 was breaking apps and causing dependency problems that while I was able to find solutions on the forum, it wasn't worth that effort-frustration-level. I like things that work, first time... I'm not really patient or geeky enough to want to spend my time problem-solving so I've resigned myself to live with Main Edition 64bit for now. But I am looking forward to see how Gnome 3 plays out!
Lisa works very well. Choosing a session type at logon is very handy. I've settled and adjusted with Gnome 3. CINNAMON looks promising but I'll give it a miss for a version or two... and keep adjusting to G3. The more I get into it the more I like it!