In case it helps, I switched from the normal Ubuntu to Linux Mint about six months ago. I am still trying out desktop Linux distros, and this week I tried both Fedora Cinnamon and Ubuntu Cinnamon.
I run Linux in virtual machines. I rarely change the basic configuration: 2 Cores, 4 Gbytes RAM, 40 Gbytes drive.
Ubuntu Cinnamon was very very slow in my basic configuration. I have been running many desktop distros lately, and it was very much slower than any other distro with the same configuration.
I am also trying Fedora Cinnamon "spin". After so much Debian/apt, I wanted to see what a RHEL-based desktop Linux would be like. So far, this on has generated a number of system notifications of errors. I have not seen that with other distros, too.
The jury is still out on whether I will stay with Linux Mint or go with something else. I seem to be gravitating towards Cinnamon and MATE desktops.