The problem is that Gnome 3 is not great software. It alienates its users to the extent that very long time users jump ship in droves. It is a slow quirky resource hog that fails miserably at improving workflows of both new and old users.
Im fine with Gnome 3 becoming a developer only circlejerk project where the devs awe and oohs about it but where users was tumbleweeds now blows past. Just dont fool yourself thinking you are just misunderstood and knows everything better than the users.
Making great software demeands listening to the users. If your only intended users is yourself, fine. Somehow i suspect thats not the goal is it?