"It is possible to install a GNOME 3 shell (version 188.8.131.52 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!
If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst