I have been a Ubuntu user for over 6 years, and I saw the greatness of this distro peak in 2009. I started using spinoffs in 2011. I watched a 11.04 to 11.10 upgrade on my laptop bring annoyances, but thought the new program list was worth it. But then last week, I updated my production computer from 11.04 to 11.10 and was rather disappointed. I call it The Botched Upgrade. The sound stopped working, GTK went from fast to ~4 second response times, and boot went from 30-50 seconds to more like 2 minutes. I'm now using Mandriva Linux. Farewell, Ubuntu, may you figure things out before you scare all your users away.