There's a rumor at MepisLovers that the first beta version of Mepis 11 will be out pretty soon (they mentioned a week or so)...good! Also, it seems this time, Mepis 11 will use KDE 4.5. To me, that doesn't really say much; it's more like a synonym for "no fish." :P
Alpha 4 was very robust, so Beta 1 must be even better...I'm waiting for it!
Meanwhile, I'm collecting all the tricks I learned...they might not work on Mepis 11, but who knows?