> Lot of us jumped ship from Linux at the Gnome Desktop 3 fiasco.
Did you never learn how to install and select KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Mint, Cinnamon, or others ?
Yes. I do it now and then on XQuartz to probe the scene and see if there's hope of coming back. ;-)
Seriously, KDE is terrible - if I enjoyed Windows, I would use Windows, no need for a half-baked free clone (QT is nice, however, I give them that).
By Mint you mean MATE, right? Well... MATE was a short term solution, but since everything and the kitchen's sink are being ported to Gnome3, on the long term my desktop would be driven to irrelevance.
Cinnamon? Seriously? Why would I accept all the problems of the Gnome3 to get half the benefits from the Gnome 2?
On the long run, the fact is that my time is expensive nowadays, I'm not a Linux evangelist those bills were paid by my parents anymore.