It sure seems to me that the GNOME developers have contempt for their users. While GNOME 3 implements some great ideas, it's pretty aggressive in its "one thing at a time" approach. And it is pretty lousy for someone (like me) who remembers where things are kept, but not what they're called. And their response to every question about their changes is "get over it".
And the new Nautilus (from the screenshots and descriptions) seems completely useless. But more iPad like -- a screenfull of icons.