I guess the main takeaway from your comment is that Zonker states facts and that you don't like the facts?
To make it clear what I mean: Zonker states (a) that the GNOME user community is not unanimously rallied behind GNOME 3 design decisions, in particular concerning the GNOME shell, quite the contrary; and (b) that the Linux desktop doesn't take traction beyond its current audience. Writing as somebody who's interested in current Linux desktop developments, these observations seems spot on.
FWIW, a disclaimer: I don't use GNOME at all, neither GNOME 2 nor GNOME 3. So please don't pin the label "doesn't like change" on me.