When you design your interface in such an annoying manner that it creates emotional pain, it becomes ingrained in the victims memory and the experience never goes away - and then you win! You win, Gnome! Win!
I felt the pain from the very first release, and after awhile, the only time I spent in Gnome was trying to figure out where Redhat had hidden the desktop switcher... this time. I could never understand why they would make THAT fugly, buggy, cartoonish and damn near unusable GUI (that managed to incorporate a Windows-like registry for settings, for gods sake) the default, with crud for other options.
Sorry, not meaning to troll, but I have ALWAYS loathed Gnome, all versions.
One of the main reasons I grew away from Redhat many, many moons ago.
So much for internet polls, eh? The sheeple rule.