I'm a recently graduated Computer Science student from the UK. Switched to #! about 2 moths ago and thought it about time I got involved!
I'm a long time windows user, but made the switched to Linux about 6 months ago. (I was using Ubuntu before #!) I've flirted with Linux in the past but never really got in to it. Ubuntu and Fedora just didn't seem right. (Also tried Mint, and SUSE) However, #! is spot on! Quick, stable and easy to configure/tinker with. I love it!
Welcome aboard qhugh.
You might find this thread of interest :-
Welcome. to #!