I am no expert by any means, but I believe they pulled MiniMe because it is based on KDE3, which I believe will cause conflicts when updating, because the repos are now mostly KDE4 apps. Like I said, I could be wrong, but froom what I've been reading, that seems to be why.
FYI, I have a copy of MiniMe 2009.1, and installed it on a laptop, then had problems after updating. I installed LXDE and love it !!