Thanks but no thanks Gene.
Overview mode is the main reason I like gnome-shell so much (you have got to see that we are very different here) I never want to see another program menu/shortcut menu in my system tray as long as I live, simply because gnome-shell's way is - for me - so superior. This is also the reason I don't give a fig for Cinnamon, Mate, Fallback, Solusos, or anything else that attempts to bring back the worst traits of Gnome and KDE.
For me tray menus are a waste of space, and overview mode (or its like) is the future, it is simply a better way to work.
Vive la difference eh!
Not worth arguing over I would say, as long as we are both happy with what we have.
Thanks for pointing out the possibility anyway.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).