New Classic Mode introduced in GNOME 3.8 has potential for desktop usage but it will need more love. GS on desktop doesn't cut it i agree. Apps, back-end technology, some parts of GS... this is reusable and non issue. That layer of interaction between user and desktop computer called GS that will need to change drastically.I used Gnome Shell for a little bit, but after a while I just couldn't stand it anymore. I really hate Gnome Shell now. I can guarantee I will never use it again.