I could not agree with your comment more. I've been using elementary since its original beta and absolutely love it. It not only looks great, but it is laid out to be usable. My core i5 dell with elementary luna is my go-to coding machine. This new release should make it even better. Having used quite a few distros over the last 12+ years (RHL, gentoo, mandrake, Suse, ubuntu, fedora, debian, cent, *BSD), I can say this is by far the best thought-out release I have ever used. Seriously, give it a try.
Re: "looks like OSX so who cares" comments:
The only feature this distro really shares with OSX is the dock, which BTW, can literally be installed on an OS now. The animations are crisp, memory footprint is light, and it has enough unique usability feature to make it transcend the "OSX-clone" status.