“There is a bit of a myth that power users don’t like and aren’t interested in usability and ease-of use,” Shuttleworth said. “I think that’s nonsense.”
Obviously it’s true most power users like usability and ease-of-use, which was the case with Gnome 2.32, they just don’t like being forced to use a tablet interface on a desktop or laptop, like with Gnome 3, Unity, or Windows 8. Of course Gnome 2 had its issues with Gnome developers continually removing features, or making them hard to access with ‘hidden’ settings in gconf, but overall it was pretty good.
Please keep tablet interfaces on tablets, and phone interfaces on phones (ie no more Android 2.3 on tablets).
I’ve personally switched to Xubuntu 11.10 until this failed industry experiment is over, or until Unity finally becomes as usable on my laptop as Xfce.