There’s a big difference between liking Windows, and liking the familiarity of the WIMP style interface. As advocates of Linux, we need to understand that people switch for many different reasons, and that some who make the switch quite like to work with a desktop paradigm which is familiar (I include myself here). Mint is an excellent, reliable and well supported distro, and a great first choice for people new to Linux. It may offer dektops which resemble Windows, but it definitely isn’t Windows. Having got into Linux a few years back, I’ve experimented with a variety of distros, including Arch and Fedora, and desktops (Gnome, KDE, Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon and even Openbox). Having left a few distros behind, I find Mint is one I tend to keep, and having played around with desktops, I find I like the more ‘traditional’ - Xfce and MATE being my favourites.