I just wanted to share my recent experience as I downgraded from Maya back to Katya. I really tried gnome3 (Both Cinnamon and Mate) but couldn't get used to either one. The little unpolished details (like the fact that I couldn't get the screensaver to be deactivated when watching a video or the automatic opening of a magnet link with Transmission, and the general feel) made me go back to the last gnome2 edition I know. I've looked around for other distributions (though I really like Mint), but it seems like gnome3 is here for good (I don't really understand why gnome2 has to go away in order for gnome3 to florish, but... at this point, I'm just a user). Does anybody else share my feelings about the new editions?