I'm going to start by saying that the Desktop Environment in 11.10 is absolutely hideous. It reeks of the Apple environment, which I've hated for years now. I much prefer the Ubuntu Classic, but since that's gone I'm looking for a new one. I've already installed the gnome-session-fallback package, but that session doesn't seem to be working properly. I've never really dealt with desktop environments, etc. before, and I'm honestly not trying to do a whole lot with it right now, I just want my look and feel not to get in my way.