I didn't write about it, but I changed from Ubuntu to Mepis a few days ago. I'm going to be honest, I really liked gnome, but I'm actually liking KDE more so far. My main complaint is I have to make everything smaller in KDE, all the defaults are stinkin huge.
I figured Mepis was a safe bet from Ubuntu, they're related and Mepis has the Ubuntu repo's included. Plus, I had used Mepis before, and I happen to like pyramids.