"It is possible to install a GNOME 3 shell (version 220.127.116.11 at present) from the Ubuntu Software Centre, but if you don't like Unity, GNOME 3 may also not appeal, as you cannot even scale the size of its icons (or at least not without editing the gnome-shell.css file)."
Ubuntu have killed off the spark for all the GNOME lovers out there. But fear not! For there is now a new official flavour of Ubuntu in development made especially for GNOME!
It is called GNOME remix! Can't wait!
They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -- Carl Sagan