Shadoglare wrote:I'd probably have to recommend to anyone curious about Gnome 3 to try one of the Live CDs available from the web site before deciding to try and update your system.
I did, and I can honestly say it took me all of about 10 minutes to decide I hated it, and I'm *really* glad I didn't put a ton of effort into installing it only to end up deciding I wanted to take it right back off again.
I've been a fan of Gnome over the other desktop systems for many, many years, but v3 seems to put all of the effort into "shiny" and it loses a LOT in actual usability.
+1.. I don't like it as it seems to be more hard to customize it, same goes to unity though only had a chances to try unity2d. I don't like it both, not because it will break the old habits, it is just not comfortable to use and to customize (especially to customize it actually).
Can't see the easy way to change panel color/background for both of it,
can't see the MAJOR and BIG different on both of it compared to what i can achive using compiz+awn/docky/cairo in gnome 2.
Can't see why right-clicking on the desktop need to be taken away from user.
That's only some of the things. I think Gnome3 is as messy as or even more messy than early days of KDE4, at least in the early days of kde4, i still can change the themes and a lot more, some of major features and usability is still there, it is just had so many bugs, thats it.
But this gnome3+shell, it is just too hard to see why i should like it at this level. Maybe after some times, after all has been refine, i might able to find my way to like it.