I have little phases distro hopping on Arch or its derivatives such as Manjaro, Antergos etc, but I always either start on Cinnamon DE or end up on it after trying something else. Then, usually I run into one issue or another and find myself back on Linux Mint because I need shit to just work and get sick of having to roll back updates & then holding back more packages by editing Pacman.conf file! I've stopped fighting it now, my Mint/Cinnamon set up is spot on albeit with a shit load of PPAs and the latest Kernel added. In a time when other desktop environments are getting more resource heavy, even the supposed lighter ones, Mint has actually made Cinnamon much lighter with each update from 17 onwards. My desktop runs at about 300mb most of the time which is pretty damn great for such a modern DE with so many options. As a side note, Antergos ran Cinnamon DE more perfectly than any other distro other than Mint itself and the out of the box Numix theming gives a much better first impression than the very dated stock theming in Mint.