Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Because I was familiar with previous MEPIS versions, the first thing I noticed in 7.0 was the lovely new artwork. The tasteful theme begins at the live CD boot screen and continues through the boot splash and login screen to the desktop. Developers add a air of professionalism to their distributions when they include a matching theme throughout. It shows attention to detail and indicates that an enjoyable user experience is one of the main priorities. I get this feeling when using SimplyMEPIS.
SimplyMEPIS has found the balance between user-friendly and advanced options with its hard drive installer.