proxima_centauri wrote:But as a happy GNOME3 user, I must be another "targeted dumb user" and an "idiot" for using such 'atrocious' software.
Kindly show some respect to developers, users and the community.
I think it would be interesting to see Linux Mint make some innovations and contribute it's own extensions to gnome-shell with GNOME3 to give us an revamped desktop that can be similar enough for the community to appreciate.
Yeah, let's not start a flame war I know lots of developers who are happy with Unity for example, it "just works" for them. Linux is about freedom of choice, freedom to do it your own way. Because Unity and GNOME3 Shell didn't "just work" for me, and I just found a new happy home at Linux Mint, I do share some fear with other forum members about the future. But I'm confident Clem and the team will deliver, and I'm sure GNOME3 will mature in reconfigurability / options as time goes on.