I used to use Mepis Linux back in the good ol' 2004 versions, however, i have been always unimpressed when it came to the Distro's ability to update, all of the servers always seemed to be down! Well, anyway, i haven't touched a Distro since about 5 months ago because I have simply not had the time, but I heard that Mepis is now based on Ubuntu, so I gave it a try.
Well, let me tell u that I am both shocked and astounded on just how far Linux has come in just a few months. The KDE 3.5 is much better then any other version so far, and I like the way that Mepis has everything right out of the box (multimedia and nvidia drivers) and i love the visuals. If u are looking for a new distro that is fairly simple to use (not too dumb though) and has a great install package, then install the new Mepis 6!!!