the configuration file has changed between 2.0 and 3.0.
- Requires arcane tools
dconf is not meant to be used, but gsettings is shipped by GLib, and it's the sanctioned tool for changing settings in Gnome.
- Broken by default
because it doesn't use emacs key bindings by default? your sense of entitlement astounds me.
I'd rather have those arcane incantation ripped out of the code base, the diff printed out and then burned at midnight in a forest. if nothing else, it would remove the whining coming from people like you.