New behavior in Mint 14, flash drives, usb drives now mount in /media/$USER/$DEVICE
Caused by the udisks2. Cannot remove udisks 2 easily because the rest of the system relies on it.
A lot of people are angry about the lack of documentation associated with this major change and rightfully so.
It is still not clearly illustrated why the writer of udisks2 has decided to change the way we look at out personal filesystems but there are a few options.
(use google translate)
Create several symlinks each session, ugly…
Roll with it:
Disable caja from automounting, as it still defaults to /media/$DEVICE
run, mateconf-editor -> search for keys called automount -> disable automounting
Although there are changes to the filesystem, it still works. Users have th be cautious upgrading their systems as torrent clients and VM on other partitions cannot be found straight away.