> It is possible, but it is very hard to do. Especially when you feel that you are being belittled when the developers just tell you to deal with it, you will eventually like it.
Well, there is a historical precedent here. I remember the anger GNOME 2.0 was sometimes met with. Nowadays people want to revert back to GNOME 2 ;).
The problem is more that change is so abrupt, which gives a period where GNOME 3 is not ready for the general public and GNOME 2 is unmaintained. A slightly more evolutionary approach would have helped, I guess.