I have to say that ubuntu 12.10 is okay for the most part, in some ways better then 12.04 as it does seem a little more stable in some areas (12.04 did have a lot of app crashes on my machine)
On the other hand it does not detect my ATI HD 4200 video card at all, the new proprietary driver detection tools seems well... not very good.
The amazon bits I can live with but maybe in the next installer there should be a way to disable it before install.
But yes the hardware driver detection tool is butkus now, jocky was much better.
Hopefully that will be fixed by next release and or a bug fix of some kind