I have spent a lot of time making my Gnome 3.2 look good. Getting just the right theme and font rendering and extensions.
So for those that might want a start point ...
Install Gnome Tweak Tool and it will appear as Advanced Settings in the menu.
Add the Webupd8 repositories. You will need to add the security key manually or just install unverified packages.
Install the MGSE extensions and the theme changer, the weather extension, gnome shell classic sys tray . Be careful not to activate too many and crash the shell. If you end up locking yourself out of the shell start in fallback, fire up Synaptic and unistall the extension/s so they cannot load and then go back to the shell.
Then add the Elementary-3.2 theme from here http://half-left.deviantart.com/gallery ... 6#/d45raik
The zip has versions for both 3.0 and 3.2. Unzip and put in your home folder in the .themes folder. Create the folder if it is not here.
Go to here and grab the deb for mint-z-theme and manually installhttp://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Lisa
Log out and in again or just alt-F2 type in r and press enter.
Then in Advanced settings go to Shell Extensions and turn on
gnome shell classic sys tray Extension
User Themes Extension
Alternative Status Menu Extension
Bottom Panel Extension
Window List Extension
Weather Indicator Extension
I also use noa11y extension to hide the Universal Access Menu and I also use the Extended Places Status Indicator Extension
Restart the shell and then go back into Advanced settings and this time go to the Theme tab
Cursor Theme Adawaita
Key Binding default
Icon Theme Mint-X
GTK Theme Mint Z
Window Theme Adwaita
Shell Them Elementary-3.2
The only thing non-functional is the places entry in the mint menu - still working on that, thus the other places extension in the list above.