Mepis 8.0 is working out just fine. I finally got VLC to play my media files, although Kaffiene and mplayer still just show a blue screen. And I’m not sure exactly what it took to get VLC to working. More here
So all in all Mepis 8 is a strong robust distro, which has made the grade for me. Which isn’t easy. I’ve used some distros that come highly recommended and find them to be junk. Such as Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Sidux, along with Mint. The Last one to fall down and fail on me was Sabayon a Gentoo based distro.