I AM a little conflicted about Mepis. It is part of the family of Debian-based Linux distributions which I tend to favour, and it is a distribution I used for quite a lengthy period in the past. Read it here
That said, Mepis 8.0 is still a very strong distribution. Bearing in mind the few niggles I have pointed out, I doubt it is a distribution that a new user might take to immediately – even given the inclusion of that useful guide.
More experienced Linux users may well look past these minor issues and find a distribution with a great heritage that they can tailor to their own needs.