Fine. Then stay behind and use Gnome-panel, metacity etc. Wayland support? You might ask the left-overs maintaining this ancient software. They can team up with MATE and rock the world with wayland support, or maybe notYeah, I've heard about the classic extensions to GNOME Shell, but I fear its no good, and its still too much of that gnome-shell feeling all over it.
I liked the fallback mode.
This classic extensions to gnome-shell sure is better than vanilla gnome-shell, but it still feels too much like gnome-shell.
I hope independent community developers keeps maintaining gnome-panel.
I would like to use gnome-panel with some modern window manager on Wayland.
At home I use a combination of Gnome Shell and Cinnamon, depending on what machine I'm on.
So gnome-panel should be reasonably modern.
I think they stopped developing gnome-panel to have less maintenance and focus more on gnome-shell, and because gnome-shell is their vision that they want to push on everyone, and they don't want people to use gnome-panel because they want to push their vision and they don't like choice.
Example, they made it difficult to change theme, removed lots of settings, etc.
However, I still prefer gnome-panel.
I also noticed that the menu takes too long time to open on Cinnamon, there is a noticeable delay that is annoying. Also it feels too much like GNOME 3.