I would like to see Ubuntu Christian Edition 14.04 based on Ubuntu GNOME, if Ubuntu GNOME is able to offer a LTS release. I would like to see support for both GNOME shell and GNOME fallback. GNOME shell is supported by 8 of the 11 distros that are defined as major on distrowatch.com. Unity is available in installer form only on Ubuntu and distros based on it.
In the 2013 linuxjournal.com Readers' Choice Awards, GNOME 3 was the choice of more readers than Unity, and Cinnamon and any other DE except for KDE. The three options based on GNOME 3 combined had more votes than KDE. In the 2012 linuxquestions.org Members' Choice Awards, GNOME shell was the choice of more members than Unity and Cinnamon. GNOME shell got 12.88% of the vote and that poll, and the reason it wasn't higher is due to the unusually high percentage of Slackware users that use linuxquestions.org. Slackware doesn't have an officially supported GNOME version available.
In my experience, I found that GNOME shell is a fast way to open up applications, faster than looking in a menu. However, I respect those who prefer the traditional menu. Also there is criticism over the Unity in Ubuntu 12.10 and newer sending queries in the Unity home lens to productsearch.ubuntu.com which some believe is a violation of privacy.
I would like your input on what you think should be the default DE or shell in UCE?