I see a lot of complaints about Unity and I agree with most of them. I also find Gnome 3 to be little different. The goal appears to be an interface that is simple and clean (think Apple) and will work on mobile devices. Those are laudable goals. But there are those of us who use our Linux desktop machines for actual work. We are technically capable and we want an interface that is efficient for us, with 10 workspaces, 20 applications running all the time and 25 icons in our panels. Unity and Gnome 3 don't function that way, so why not keep Gnome 2 around. I'm not asking for innovation, just leave it alone, but continue to support it into the forseeable future.