I don’t take those types of comparisons very seriously. But with that being said, here are some thoughts:
- Mint has definitely been around longer
- How many of those people have actually used BOTH desktops for a decent period of time?
- Some of the “pro” features are only supported on the specific desktop. For example “Works well with Cairo dock on the bottom and cinnamon menu on top”. Well of course budgie will not have that pro - we don’t use the cinnamon menu at all.
- It’s obviously very subjective. Not Desktop will be everything to everyone.
I just find they are not a reason or accurate means for determining if you should use a desktop. Reality - just try it and try both… for more than a few days and use what works for you. That was a generalized statement - not targeted to you.