xenopeek, you never had to explain your reasoning.
It is just great to look at other projects and what they are coming up with. Honestly, I was getting bored with the same old thing. I have wanted to try some completely fresh ideas both Unity and Gnome Shell were great choices to try!
I would love to be able to see your setup in Arch! Arch is known for being first with Gnome releases and it surprised me that they made Unity available. Your thread just came along at the right time for me and everyones experiences gave me some insight. Also, there are some extremely helpful tips about extensions in this thread that really helped me get a lot of enjoyment out of Gnome Shell.
I had no idea just how far Gnome Shell had come since I last tried it in Fedora. Gnome 3 has improved by leaps and bounds and it can be a very productive environment if you simply take it for what it is and stop thinking about the traditional desktop. Other members are benefiting from all of the information shared in this thread too!
I have been having a good time with Gnome Shell and much of it is new to me. I am genuinely amazed with the new Gnome applications that are being developed! Gnome Music was an almost instant replacement for playing and organizing my mp3 collection. Music has the best look and feel of any music app I have ever used in Linux! The Weather app is great too, it is so convenient and I have 3 cities set in it.
I am certainly not bored anymore and I discovered some really great software in the process.
I followed the same instructions. Do you have Synaptic installed? If you do would you please try and run it to see if it works normally? If you have Gnome Weather installed does it have an icon in the applications menu?
Those were the bugs I found right off the bat. You seem to have had better luck than I did!