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A desktop with menus
Unlike some operating systems I could mention--cough, Windows 8, cough--Mint still uses a far more practical and familar menu system to let you work with your desktop.
Software installation on Mint is a snap
Installing programs on Linux is hard? Please. What's hard about using an app store style interface? Type in a name, dive into a software category, Mint makes adding news programs as easy as easy can be.
Mint screen saver customization
A small, but nice, feature in Mint 15 is that you can customize your screen-saver. Here, Clem, Mint's chief developer, is letting anyone who happens into his office know that he's out to lunch.