Re: Ubiuntu 12.04 needs a lot of work
As I said, the devs don't live here and I would be extremely surprised if they even know your thread exists. Most disgruntled Ubuntu users I know have already decided to switch or will shortly after EOL for 10.04.
I'm not a big fan of heavy weighted GUI's either. But many PC users enjoy glitzy GUI's. Some historical threads I've read in this section, complained about the lack of glitz & glitter in previous versions of Ubuntu. I even recall, reading complaints about the color "brown". Which was a Ubuntu standard when I first starting using it.
Go figure, I think it just come down to what one expects from their OS and there's just no way to please everyone. Which may be one of the reasons Canonical released alternative versions (X,K&L). I'm a retired process engineer (due to disability) and agree that one doesn't need a glitzy OS for modeling, programming a PLC or for most engineering processes. I much prefer a minimal desktop with limited startup apps. and no clutter. However, one could argue that I don't represent the mainstream PC user.
I see no reason to bash it here, as some users really enjoy the new Ubuntu releases. I respect their choice and only hope they respond accordingly. It's been my experience that complaining here accomplishes little. As it's for entertainment purposes only. No Devs.
Just my $0.02
"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."