I have been using Mate for almost one year, and it is near perfect.
Finally, a Linux DE without crashes, memory leaks and other annoying bugs. I am exploding my uptimes and can focus on my work, quietly.
The only thing I really miss compared to other DE, is a notification history, like in Gnome or, better, Cinnamon.
I feel it is important, because I may otherwise miss important stuff.
I know there is an applet named "recent notification", but it is ugly (without customization) and actually quite buggy.
Are the developers considering it? Can the cinnamon applet be ported without too much hassle?