caf4926 wrote:I'd actually like to see a Gnome 3 shell edition
That doesn't appear to be happening. One, Gnome Shell isn't very popular around here. Two, the only thing that made Gnome Shell sane to a lot of us was MGSE, which has been replaced with Cinnamon.
However, that isn't to say that you can't still get Gnome Shell on Mint. But, you may have to install it yourself.