MEPIS community members are excited lately. We are waiting for a surprise.
Meanwhile, Danum, who has made very interesting MEPIS remixes (MEPIS Roadblock, for instance), is experimenting with Trinity DE (a fork of KDE 3.5) to put up a retro version of MEPIS 11. It still doesn't have a name, but the community is suggesting some possibilities.
I use both MEPIS 11 and MEPIS 8. For some reason, I've been unable to abandon the KDE 3.5 edition of my favorite distro. In this light, Danum's offering of MEPIS 11 with Trinity sounds like a very interesting experiment. I'll be among the first to try it, for sure!