Do you really mean the HUD?
I use Unity every minute that I can, I'm using it now, and I love it, but even as a confirmed fan I can find no earthly use for a HUD, and it is not for the want of trying, I have spent hours staring at the thing thinking "What on earth can I do with this?" but I never get an answer. Are you sure you don't mean the Dash? That is useful right enough (provided you disable the Amazon search results
), but not particularly more useful than the Cinnamon menu. What really makes Unity so good is the launcher, and more specifically the launcher quicklists. But I must say even that could be dramatically improved by reinstating the 'Dodge Windows' option the removal of which must count as the biggest own goal in the history of Linux.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 Laptop. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint14 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).