I think Redhat's experience and difficulties with marketing Gnome forever spoiled any Redhat
desktop efforts, as no one wanted to admit that they put their money on the wrong horse from
the very beginning.
The #1 home desktop distro is Gnome-based. The #1 enterprise desktop distro is Gnome-based.
The #2 enterprise desktop distro is Gnome-based. Hardly the "wrong horse".
Hard as it may be for some people to swallow, there is not enough money in consumer Linux
desktops to make it a reasonable business proposition at this time. If there were, Canonical
would be profitable, and it's still existing on Shuttleworth's funds. I'm afraid we have a
continued wait ahead of us.