I've always felt the Mino Link was more of a marketing gimmick than a real improvement. Half a degree if change in the geometry? I can achieve that playing with the tire pressure or the shock's SAG.
When I had a chance to swing a leg over the previous version a friend bought a few months ago, it didn't provide a significant change in the bike's handling. More of a mind game than a true geometry change if you ask me. Or maybe you need to an EWS level rider to acknowledge such subtle alterations.