I am back on LMDE unfortunately.
Issues to be addresses:
* LONGGG BOOT TIMES.... Takes about a min 10 or so to get loaded up to log in screen
* Inconsistent boot up... Sometimes it will boot to the log in screen and sometimes it will stay on the VL 7 static screen and com,e back 5 min later and its still on that screen... Hit ESC and its on a screen with 2 penguins in the left corner and welcome to vector log in:
* Icons dont stay where you put them in XFCE... I can reboot or log out and for me they were all rearranged on their own