So it seems, I just downloaded Fedora with Gnome 3 and I can't make it work - everything is just *gone*. It's been a while since I've dealt with Linux, Apple's habit of saving me from myself has gotten old. I'd like to get kde running but I can't figure out how. Reading the docs might help.
IMHO - since Lion, 10.7, Apple has been more aggressive in streamlining the GUI. Scroll bars went away - then they came back. Utilities were removed - the Network Utility is no longer provided. If you have a copy then keep it, there isn't a new one.
You have the esthetics too. The color has been leached out. Now it looks like it has been washed too often with too much bleach. You can google it and get a list.
Then I tried Gnome ~sigh~