I was going to write a tirade about the non-functionality of the new 12.04 and why we can't have an OS that WE want.
But I stopped - went back to uninstall the apps that I didn't think could be uninstalled - Firefox and Thunderbird - and I also got my old GNOME 2 look back complete with panel applets.
Life in steveneddy land is good again and I am content.
On a different note - we are moving to McKinney, TX - and I can't wait.
If at first you don't succeed - just buy the company and tell them to make the one you want.