It's beta, what do you expect!
At first try with Natty, I was not impressed. I thought Unity was really buggy and lacked the ability to customise. Yeah, I knew it was in alpha and know that Unity was in its infancy, and I too complained about it. But here I am in beta 2 and running Unity in 2d, I am actually getting used to it and find it works pretty well in my routine. Sure, there are still issues with the nvidia driver that in time, will work out. Folks need to remember when KDE switched over to 4, there were major issues. It took time and yes, everyone complained. Over time though, it got better and continues to mature. So, Unity will mature too with newer features being implemented and ideas moving foreword.
I got away from Windows because I got tired of all the garbage I had to deal with just to keep my machines running. I have been a user of Linux now for a few years and chose Ubuntu as my distro. I am not sorry I did as I have watched this grow and evolve by all the hard work that people do to make it happen. And one day, I hope to join the ranks and code to make it better too. Bottom line is this, Unity is here to stay, Gnome 3 made its birth cry, and Ubuntu is moving foreword. If you still want to use Gnome 2.x, what is stopping you from doing so? Better yet, if you are able too, fork 2.x into your own version of Gnome and give choice to others that share your views. That is what open source is all about. I have heard of Gubuntu as a possible fork and looked at the website. Great! Help make it a reality! Look, I have multi versions of Ubuntu running on different machines, such as the old Dell C600 running 9.10 that I am typing this post on. I love it! Unity is on my test machine and my main unit runs 10.04. My development machine is also 10.04 and set only to upgrade to the next LTS release. My garage pc runs 10.10 and quietly crunches numbers for World Community Grid. I am immersed and dug in. I will advance with Ubuntu and embrace the change that is coming.
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