GNOME 3.8 Is Dropping Its Fallback Mode
Phoronix: GNOME 3.8 Is Dropping Its Fallback Mode
Matthias Clasen on the behalf of the GNOME Release Team has announced that they have decided to eliminate GNOME's "fallback mode" with the upcoming 3.8 release that allowed a "GNOME classic" mode that didn't depend upon OpenGL/3D rendering and was more like the GNOME2 traitional desktop...
being realistic about these things
I agree. People who want shiny stuff, should be able to afford more CPU/GPU usage.
Its not fair on devs to continue spending more and more time to make old things shiny while using the same resources as old.
Of course, Gnome3/Unity is for shiny and stupids :P
I prefer cinammon