I recently dismissed Ubuntu Unity. I was following the development of LMDE for some time, so I installed it. But after doing updates and upgrades (via Terminal), the system was broken (freeze at GDM screen). Didn't know where to go from there so I played it safe and installed Linux Mint 11. That's fine, but with the new update-system, I'm really considering installing LMDE again when there's the new respin-ISO.
I would really like to have a rolling distribution with all the Mint-goodness. But I also want to use Gnome 3 with the Shell (sorry, am I weird?). As I read in some comments in the forums, Gnome 3-components are slowly coming into the repositories, eventually causing trouble, so the strategy (as I understand it) at the moment is to hold as much of G3 as possible.
OK, long story, here's the question:
So, does it make sense to install a distribution based on Gnome 2.X, that has a probably slow and painful transition to Gnome 3? Or should I wait until LMDE has a respin, when G3 is already implemented? Or does the combination of LMDE and Gnome-Shell make sense at all?
Would like to read your thoughts about that. Thank you!