My experience with Ubuntu post 12.10 (re. 13.04, 13.10) has been less than ideal.
Understanding that most of this is due to the fact that development has been directed towards a tablet/touch interface, I have to wonder where this leaves the desktop user such as myself that is perfectly happy with a keyboard and mouse, a monitor and a laptop, as it suits all my app development and general use... all on 12.04...
12.04/12.10 is in my mind, the ideal desktop experience, surpassing both Windows and Mac, and most importantly all other Linux distro's I've used, not just in the intuitive and effective GUI, but in the application support that exists for all lines of 'work'. It's not a solution to simply use Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome / Fedora (what's the difference to the end-user???).
I'm not going to upgrade to 13.04/13.10... I'm just disappointed.
So if Ubuntu development keeps going in this direction, where does that leave us satisfied desktop users?