Pretty sure that on LWN people think I am the greatest GNOME 3 supporter (and probably am :P). Actually on a daily basis I dislike various things all the time. Change is annoying. I just accept it more quickly because I either know (because I asked) or I expect things to improve.
e.g. the Nautilus changes broke my workflow (aside from happening pretty suddenly). I personally don't believe the developers have enough time until 3.6.0 to get the new way of doing things fully right (not only due to things like UI freezes.. but I just don't believe you can get a new 'design' right in just go; it is like a bugfree program.. not very realistic).
GNOME shell also went through various designs before hitting 3.0.0. There are still changes being planned (e.g. the 'Applications' tab; people have been complaining about that once since the start!).