Quote Originally Posted by arpanaut View Post
Around and around we go...
Where it stops, nobody knows!

Simple solution: Find a Distro/DE that suits your tastes/needs,
and quit expecting people to change things to fit what you think is right.

Ubuntu/Unity just does not suit everyone, and I don't think it is expected to.
It's the direction that Ubuntu has chosen, if you don't like it, there are options!
LOL! Yep!

I like using Unity, and I don't really change it all that much. I'm fine with the Dash when I need it, and I have a nice Quicklist that contains launchers for about a dozen apps, but keeps the main launcher from being too cluttered. Between the Launcher, the Dash, and the quicklist, I've found that I don't have a need for a "normal" application menu.

But I also like using GNOME Shell, KDE, Xfce, Openbox, Fluxbox, whatever, and using any of them is no problem for me. If I didn't like Unity but still wanted to use Ubuntu, I'd simply add one of those and use that instead, problem solved.