I have been away from Ubuntu for a while and I am noticing that there are a LOT of things that cannot be configured (Notification bubbles, the shutdown timer, gdm, etc.) Is this a trend? Is Ubuntu moving towards the apple philosophy of "our way or no way" or is it just because this is a short term release wit a bunch of fairly new tools being implemented?
To be clear, I am NOT trying to start a debate about the merits of a minimally configurable system. I am just curious if this is an intentional trend or simply due to the new nature of a lot of the tools. I spent a lot of time with Arch over the last year and became a bit of a customization junky!