And with that ...
I hate to be a killjoy, but the bottom line is Gnome3 is here to stay, and it has had the very positive and unique effect of re-generating interest in GUI designs, development of alternatives, and serving an up-and-coming market, (That being the tablet/smartphone shenanigans. <..
..> ) all at the same time. Credit where credit is due.
Some will come to accept it as it is, others will either choose one of the several excellent alternatives, or roll up their sleeves and develop something new. That's the beauty of FOSS and linux. You can break it and
keep all the pieces.
In any case, as a community, we all lose little and gain more.
That being said ... It certainly is good to see much of the early heat/passion gone from the arguments, and more critical thinking being applied to the subject. But the word has come down from lofty reaches of Mount Redhat, that for better or for worse ... it just is what it is, so it is ours to keep, change, or drop.
[stupid sports analogy ]
And to be honest, It seems to me that both that decision, and its outcome and ramifications, haven't changed a helluva lot since the wild-eyed GnomeGnuts slammed this highball scorcher of a serve into our court the first time. Yeah, we've returned it, certainly with no lesser degree of heat, more than once, but the ball is still in play. So, what say we get our heads back in the game, and see where the volley takes us.
[/stupid sports analogy ]