Are Gnome developers so bored that now they have to remove features in this case Nautilus version 3.52 which will be in 12.10.
They have removed Nautilus-->Go-->Computer, so if you don't use the sidebar you can't navigate to your Filesystem.
They have removed compact layout view, which was useful for folders with many files.
They have also removed the tree view, which although I don't use is useful for new users coming from Windows.
There is also an awful choice to use ellipsis formatting haphazardly. But in the alpha 2 I can't see it coming into play.
The scary part is thinking what more features they plan on removing?
Hopefully Marlin file manager can get more developer support and users for it to become stable.