Do it, Linux Mint loves you and your family pet.
Although, I've moved into Linux Mint Debian Edition... I got tired of the
format+upgrade process - LMDE offers a much nicer rolling update similar to
I agree, rolling releases are nice.
However, I just came across the Mint backup tool (data + software selection):
And if you want to do an upgrade the Ubuntu way (with some manual
steps included), have a look here:
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174