Do Gnome developers eat their own dog food?
For me, Gnome 3 make the keyboard useful. I can quickly launch programs by keyboard without installing additional (and to my mind inferior) programs such as gnome do. Rather than being a 'tablet os', it feel's like a desktop os, designed with keyboards in mind.
Gnome 2 fans talk about their love for the gnome 2 menu. You can add similar functionality via extensions if you'd like but personally, but I hated it. I hate fiddling though menus trying to find the app I want to launch. In gnome 3 I can launch most apps in a few keystrokes.
They're also introducing classic mode for people who like the traditional desktop and don't want to have to fish through the extensions necessary themselves.
Extensions offer vast amount of customisation. I don't use many but the ones I do use greatly improve my experience for my needs. Extensions such as jump lists, which makes all my most recently accessed documents for a particular docked program available simply by right clicking the programs icon in the dock.
I'm not saying I like all the things gnome 3 does. I don't like how they're in the process of trying to move various menu options, unity style, to the top bar. Its currently only the case in a few apps so far and it seems like a mess. I also understand the irritation that they removed the tree view from nautilus. I haven't used it recently but I've used it a lot in the past. We'll have to see if they replace it with something else at some point. But overall, for me, I do think gnome 3 is a vast improvement over gnome 2.
Hopefully those who still want a more traditional desktop, out of the box, will be satisfied with classic mode. We'll have to see.
LOL. The usual clown squad is at again. Too bad they fail so hard. The very same person pissing them of is the guy who maintained the gnome2 panel during its prime time. Well failed neckbeards!
If any g devs reads this shit slinging; You are doing great. Dont mind the moronix idiots they are clearly sick people who need help.
And no gnome devs you are not doing great. funkstar you are also on phoronix so you might need to get your head checked too!