Around 5 years ago, I began my foray into Linux. Started out with Mint (which I still like), and then tried out many different other flavors. I never tried Zorin until after version 16 came out, and I have to say that I'm very impressed with it.
Initially, I installed the Core version and had very little issues (except having to enable Legacy Mode in BIOS to get my WiFi working). After using Core for a bit and (enjoying it), I bought the Pro version because I felt this distro was worth supporting.
I really feel now that I have a distro that satisfies my both my visual (aesthetic) needs and my practical uses as well.
I've been running it on a 5 year old HP i3 laptop without any issues whatsoever. I have found it to be very solid, polished and well implemented.
I really like what the development team is doing with this so far!