It seems as though every time the user interface is simplified, those of us who've been using Linux a while lose some functionality we like--for instance the removal of the Nautilus status bar: it's been turned off by default for quite a while now, but in the latest versions, it's just gone. There's still an entry for it in Dconf, but it doesn't seem to affect the bottom of the Nautilus window. Is there a policy that when things are simplified, functionality is actually removed, rather than just made more difficult to turn on? I've been using Linux since before kernel v. 1.0, back when we had to write our own mode lines for the X server, so I don't mind mucking about with config files and the rest. It's just disappointing when the developers totally remove functionality that was useful. It's also interesting to come across undocumented features that seem to be difficult to deliberately change, like the option to have the user's desktop wallpaper be reproduced on the welcome screen. I've accidentally turned that on a couple times, and I sort of like it, but when I wander in to the dconf listings, the settings seem to be there to be able to turn it on, but they don't seem to do much, either.