It looks like I am back on MATE. How did this happen when I was so happy with Cinnamon. Linux Happens.
Cinnamon was working fine and I then restarted and it booted up fine but then stuck on a black screen. I was like well since I have to re-install I should just do Cinnamon LMDE.
Everything went fine. I began customizing Cinnamon and except for audio on my webcam it was running pretty good. I was seriously contemplating going LMDE. I then restarted and GRUB loaded but found no Cinnamon. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Now I can read the writing on the wall. Prior to installing Cinnamon, MATE was installed and working beautifully. I loaded up the DVD and went for stability.
In addition to my regular customizations, I loaded the MATE Black theme and Cairo Dock.