After years of following in the footsteps of Ubuntu, Linux Mint is showing its true color, that of becoming a pure community distro with its Debian Edition, and thus asserting its independence from Canonical and Ubuntu’s business nuances. As a rolling release distro, LMDE would appeal to business users since you don’t need to reinstall everything once a new version is available. The incremental updates would be great, but for those who like to tweak it and experience the bleeding edge, it doesn’t hurt to crash and burn. That’s the beauty of open source. You can rip apart the source code, and assemble it back to your heart’s content.
Since LMDE is experimental at first, it’s just a matter of time until it catches up with the stability of its Main Edition.