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
Maybe this is not such a big issue with Mint 17 (supported till 2019).
Apparently, they'll keep the 14.04 LTS as base for the releases in the
next few years, till the next LTS comes round. See section "The future
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174