I am using Ubuntu for a while now and tried Unity, but I got fed up with the compiz bugs and switched to Gnome Shell. I found out that I like Gnome Shell.
Sadly Gnome Shell is a second class citizen in Ubuntu, so I was comtemplating swithing to Fedora. But I don't like yum and rpms. Is there a dpkg/.deb based distro where Gnome Shell is the main desktop and where all the features are correctly integrated?
Ubuntu is based on the Unstable branch of Debian, the Testing branch is quite "stable" for desktop use. Debian Stable is "stable" on a whole different level and probably not up-to-date enough for home desktop use IMO.