This shows well what I said: "GNOME3 is not for users. GNOME3 is not for productivity. GNOME3 is not for mentally sane people. GNOME3 is the demise of the entire GNOME project"...
EDIT: http://twitpic.com/5lxlc6 ...or GNOME 3.1.2 might just be stupid.
GNOME 3.1.2 is still a terrible failure, even in the Classic mode.
Also, from the last DistroWatch Weekly, a comment by Jesse Smith from the DistroWatch Team:
>> "what about Gnome 3 Fallback Mode? ... Someone should talk about whether this is a viable option, now and in the future."
It's not. The fall back mode looks like Gnome 2, but is missing features. It probably shouldn't be considered as a long term alternative.