> I realize that this is completely far afield from the usual desktop of a panels, applets, widgets and what not. But really, how much more work do you think we're going to be able to do on this particular interface, honestly? At this point, we've taken this interface as far as it will go, there is no where else to go. We can just change the internals a little, make new themes, new widgets. There is only so many ways you're going to be able to cut this. if we didn't try something new, the whole thing is going to be dead in a couple years.
You present that:
a) GNOME must reinvent UI from scratch, or
b) in a few years, no one will use existing UIs
That is a false dichotomy. GNOME 3's design process seems to be operating under a fallacy.