Oh wow! Peppermint OS Three is even faster than Linux Mint XFCE on my netbook. I think Peppermint is based on LXDE hence the speed. It is just as customizable and user-friendly as any distro I have tried.
I am using the awesome Minitube app on the image above. Works great as usual and even much more responsive than in Linux Mint XFCE.
Linux users, do yourself a favor and check this distro out.